Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kindergarten Days- Pretty Happy Funny Real

Pretty- It was such a pretty day yesterday. The sun was shining, and the weather seemed to admit that, yes, it is Fall. We decided to celebrate a bit because...
Happy- Boy finally got to take 'Baby Bee' home from kindergarten! He was so happy that he skipped out of the classroom, singing a merry tune. Big Sister #1 was practically in tears. Boy has gotten a blue card every day in kindergarten (basically a communication tool from the teacher to tell parents that everything was fine in class that day), but Baby Bee is for the one child who was extra "kind, caring and careful" that school day.
Funny- we celebrated his achievement by going to the park and eating pizza. Baby Bee was there the entire time. I even had to sing the 'night-night' song to Baby Bee after I sang to Boy and Baby Girl. Funny (or maybe a bit crazy)!
Real- There are 24 students in the class, and yesterday was the 24th day that the bee was given to a student. So this means that Boy was the last to be chosen. Yes, I am that mom. He is just like me- a good student, not a trouble-maker, not always clambering for attention.  I am there for an hour and a half once a week, so I know the classmates. I'm not questioning the teacher when he gave a troubled student the bee because the student finally half-finished a writing worksheet, something my son completes every day with no fanfare. But please, don't tell my son that "you almost got the bee; you needed to be a bit more kind, careful and caring." It can drive one barmy. Peeves such as this are what motivate me to homeschool. I hope he will be fine with 'coming home' next year. Then we will have time for karate and Irish dance!


  1. Yes, it's tough when our children fly under the radar. This kind of story makes me extra glad I homeschooled. Sunday school was enough for me. :)

    1. Yes- every mom thinks their kids are the best- but it is true for me! ;) luckily, Boy's math isn't good enough to calculate that he was the last

  2. Congratulations to you, my good grandson !! You deserved it !


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