Tuesday, December 11, 2012

School Girl

Dear Riley,

Because I work at Bullard, you were able to start pre-K this year. You'll have to go to pre-k for two years, but that's ok. All the more to learn!

You really love your teacher, Mrs. Sanders. You've met so many new friends, too. Your favorite friends are Mollie, Brooklyn and Jonah.

When I drop you off in the mornings, the two principals are waiting to help all the kids get out of the cars. Without fail, you began talking about the most random things to the principals. "My pants are a little too small." They weren't too small, they were capris pants! "Today we're in the truck. It's my dad's truck." "My tummy hurts." I almost croaked when you said that! Or something to the effect of, "That's my little sister. She's just little and goes to her own school."

You've learned so much and the year is just half-way finished. You sing new songs just about every week. If it's set to a song, you can learn it so quickly! You've learned the months of the year, days of the week, plus countless other little jingles. I really surprised you the other day when I sang along to a new song you'd just learned. You couldn't believe that I knew that song, too!

Nap time at school is an ordeal. You're just not a napper and laying still and quiet isn't really in your nature. You've had two notes sent home this year about how you are disruptive during nap time. You were in a lot of trouble for it this last time, and it really had an impact on you. You told me from now on you want to lay quiet and still and not get in trouble. I asked you if it felt good to do the right thing and you said it did. We'll see!

Yesterday you asked me if I missed you while you were at school. I told you of course I did! Some days I am so busy I don't have time to look up. Other days when I'm not so busy I do wonder what you're doing. I hope you're being a good friend, learning all you can, and missing me, too!

You've got so much to learn and you really enjoy it. I hope you never lose this love of learning!

Love you sweet baby,


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