Friday, August 21, 2009

A first grade approach to life.

Yesterday was Meet The Teacher Day. And even though I'm not a good small talker and never know what I'm supposed to ask or say at an event like this, I think it went smoothly.

Although as I reviewed the meeting in my head last night, I realize that my questions my not have been the best ones. I asked the teacher about PE and lunch when in retrospect I should have been asking about the curriculum, homework load and what is expected of me as a parent.

Instead I asked about food and play. You know, the important things in your child's education.

Peter is disappointed that his friend Colton won't be in his class this year. But he took a glass-is-half-full approach when he excitedly told me that "at least Colton's class is right next door to mine!"

At bedtime last night I asked Peter if he was excited about starting first grade and he said yes and began listing off all the reasons why.

"My class is next to Colton's class and the computer lab. My class is right across from the bathroom and the water fountains and we get real desks this year Mommy! Not tables like they have in kindergarten. Real desks where we can put all of our stuff!"

I think Peter has it all figured out. All we need to be happy in life are the basics - a good friend close by, easy access to a computer and a toilet, and a place of our own to keep our pencils and crayons.

I think he's going to have a great year.

9 comments:

EntertainingMom said...

You know Beth, I think he's on to something! I mean, I too, am happy as long as I have access to a bathroom and computer!

He & Me + 3 said...

I hope he has a great year. My daughter will be seperated from her BFF this year too. She is not taking that approach, she is sad.

Denise said...

Praying he has a wonderful year.

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NotJustLaura said...

I think I shall have to take a leaf out of Peter's book!

Corey~living and loving said...

He has it figured out JUST right. :) love it!

Carpoolqueen said...

I always ask when lunch and snack are. Something about being a mom makes me want to know they are always being well-fed.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

RR Mama said...

Hope he has a wonderful first day and a great year! R1 will be in 4th grade, where did the time go?!

These are the Days! said...

I love your blog, Beth...and, I love "Miracle Mondays"...what an awesome story behind it all! ;) I'll be an avid reader, I'm sure (one more thing to distract me from cleaning!!!!!) Ha!!! ;)

Liz