Today I got to take Addie to her preschool to meet the teachers she will be spending the next year with. I know I have only met these women two times now, but I love them. SO sweet, so gentle and so patient.
Today was an open house so there were kids and their siblings EVERYWHERE! And all the kids (including Addie) kept coming up to the teachers with silly statements like, "I have a basement at my house". I just stood and looked at these two women and thought, "Thank God for people like you". I see why I chose to teach college English :-)
I was a little worried that seeing her preschool and meeting the teachers would give Addie anxiety. I was waiting for my clinger to grab my leg and start tearing up...and that still might happen when we start school for real next Tuesday. But today, she walked right up to her teachers and said,
"Hi. I'm Addison Davis!"
That's when I almost cried :-) It's actually funny that Addie introduced herself as "Addison" because yesterday, her teacher called to inform me that there were two Addisons in her class. One wanted to be called "Addie" and they were wondering if my Addie could be called "Addison". Obviously, Addie responds to both names, but I was sort of worried that she might get confused if the teachers were calling her Addison all the time when we call her Addie at home. I even warned the teacher that Addie might be confused at first but then today, she totally made me look like a jack-ass when she introduced herself as "Addison". I guess I didn't give my baby girl enough credit. These kids adapt so much better than us parents do, don't they?
We spent a good 45 minutes in her classroom this morning and after introducing herself to EVERYONE, I am feeling so much more confident about her first day. She seemed excited and comfortable and even though I am sure there will still be some tears those first days weeks, I honestly believe she is going to love being in school. She also hugged both her teachers when we left and that is very a good sign in my book.
So...can you guess what she is most excited about doing in school?
Arts and Cwafts :-)
Speaking of school...I better get going. I have my own class to teach tonight and after last week's fiasco, I want to be on my game. Happy Thursday everyone!