9/2/09

Update...Update...My child has friends!

Okay, I shouldn't be as excited as I am. But, I AM!

Last night we went to "Back to School" nite for the parents. We went to each of Sydney's classes and met all her teachers. And, every teacher had nice things to say about Sydney (and only a one seemed thrown by the fact that she was there with two fathers). Apparently she is very participative in class. She regularly gets extra credit in World Cultures because she keeps up with the news. Her art and choir teachers were very happy to see her. And, her math and language arts (english) teachers certainly had nice things to say about how attentive she is in class.

But, the best part was all the kids she talked to in the hall! They were everywhere and she knew them by name, and they seemed excited to see her. And, all the kids walked in front of the parents with their heads together, undoubtedly comparing notes on how dull their parents are. In fact, at one point, we had to pull her away so we could get to the next class. It was a wonderful thing to see.

And, even though she earned two home demerits yesterday, we had a wonderful evening with her, in her element, where she was in charge and got to lead us around as if she were a tour guide, pointing out the features of the school and introducing us to her teachers.

And, she has friends!

Y'all have a great Wednesday and we'll see ya' round the net. Lane

6 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Lane, this sounds like a wonderful evening....I am glad that things settled down from the first visit to the school....usually, these types of things work out rather quickly....um....once the parents stay out of it....LOL...just sayin' from experience......

Becky said...

Woot Woot!! The friends take a lot of anxiety out of things, doesn't it. I think she is growing into a lovely young lady....though no child raising experience is a bed of roses!! Ask me how I know. :)

Riet said...

Of course she has friends. We parents tend to worry too much and that first day everybody was shy or whatever.

Quiltluver said...

It's great that Sydney is doing so well in school and it's a good that you don't have to worry about the friend issue. You both should also take a little credit for being such supportive and involved parents.

DeAnna S. said...

That's great for Sydney. Glad that things seem to be settling down in into place. The first few weeks of school are always stressfull for all involved. Sydney seems to be a very smart yound lady...and the most important part is that she has parents that support and love her!Kudos!

Vesuviusmama said...

How wonderful, Lane! I can tell you are proud, and you should be. It takes someone who has confidence in herself to put herself out there to be with and accepted by others. You are doing a great job with her from where I sit!