Today the J-Man went back for his first day of school after the 3 1/2 week fall break, which incidentally is why we’ve posted so little lately. Two kids running amok, some travel, being buried in work, a round of a stomach bug, and the normal life chaos will do that to you.
When he goes back to school, there’s always the question of whether he’s regressed during the time off and how long it may take to get back to where he was before break and into the groove of things. We usually hope for a few days. Last year it sometimes took the whole nine-week term…
But today we got this story from his teacher. She should warn me about sending me a joyous message that I might read outdoors because I busted out with the happy tears and then wondered whether passers-by thought I was seriously unstable. That’s OK; it’s more than worth it!
So today we were sitting at the track waiting for a few kids to finish their laps. J-Man was sorta in a yoga position, not stressed just comfy after his long walk. I started asking a few kids about the pumpkin patch. All of a sudden, he popped up and said “I” with a huge smile on his face. So I said, “J-Man, did you go to the pumpkin patch?” He said “I” again. So I cued him with pictures “yes or no. Did you go to the pumpkin patch?” He said “yeye” and patted his chest. Then I said “Did you get a pumpkin?” He patted his chest and tried his best to say pumpkin then said “yeye” again. I was melting with his excitement! He was so happy and proud of himself. It was a moment I will remember forever! Your son makes me honored to be a teacher.
And we are honored that you are his teacher. We don’t have enough words to thank you.
And I am so proud and happy I don’t know what to say!