Monday, October 11, 2010


Whenever I get a moment to myself, I find myself thinking about Mikaylah.  I just cannot believe how much she is changing...Kindergarten is nothing short of amazing.  She's learning so many things....things about words, writing, rules, library books, fire saftety, and practical things like that.  But - I'm so impressed by the relationships she's forming with her classmates and how she expresses herself with people. 

Take Lucy, for example.  Mikaylah and Lucy did not start out on the right foot.  Lucy said some mean things when they first met and they made Mikaylah really sad.  Then, out on the playground one day, Lucy was crying and couldn't find an adult that wasn't busy at that moment.  Mikaylah asked her what was wrong and Lucy said that her shoes came untied and she couldn't tie them.  Mikaylah offered too and then did tie them.  BEST BUDS ever since?  What a change of events.  After the mean things Lucy said, Mik could have left her to cry, but not MY girl!!!  Awesome job Mik!

Take Adam, for example.  This boy is mean to Mikaylah on a daily basis (incidentally, he doesn't target just her, but rather is mean to everyone).  Anyway...Mikaylah talked about it EVERYDAY for awhile and was seemingly quite bothered by him.  But, now when he's mean, she just says "Go away! I don't listen to mean things!" and he moves on.  I love that she's standing up for herself and that he doesn't get her down.  Way to go Mik!!

I love that Mik has grown up knowing the value of friends and being helpful and that she understand what negative words/actions can do to another.  I firmly believe that she learned this from being surrounded by great family and friends and a daycare that have all taught her to be such a caring and loving little girl.

Do you ever get that completely overwhelming feeling of pride and adoration for your child?  I do, and on more than one occasion since Kindergarten started, I am the one sneaking into HER room and stealing some snuggles during the night!  :-)  How backwards is that?!?!?


  1. Great post Jen! I totally get ya on that one! It is amazing how much pride and love you can feel for your kid when they "shine" in situations like that. She is a sweetie and an obvious reflection on what great parents you guys are. Way to go- pat on the back for all of you!