I haven't written down too much about the fun stuff my kids are up to, so without further ado...
Sam: You have memorized a 65 page book, cover to cover, in a few weeks. I think you might be a genius or maybe I'm just amazed because I'm pretty sure I could NEVER do that! After a rough start to the beginning of 4 year preschool, you are starting to enjoy it again. I like the way you are loyal. How Ms. Tushka's way of doing things is always compared to Ms. Amy's. How your friend Ada from Ms. Amy's class, and who is now in your class, is who you prefer to play with at recess. So far you are not the biggest fan of change, but I'm hoping that it becomes easier as you begin elementary school (which totally freaks me out, that you are starting kindergarten. crazy). Along with your sweetness is still your tendency to volcano, and to get in that rut for a little while. As you are growing and maturing its becoming less frequent, but I'm really praying you start to learn to cope! I'm putting that in here because if you ever do read this, I want you to know that you were not a perfect child and that is ok. It just illustrates for you that even at such an age, you had a need for a savior. You will climb anything, flip your body over anything, try anything that ends in "ball". You are trying out Taekwondo now and you seem to really like it. You pick at your sister and at the same time love her very much.
Caroline: You have a nickname: Caroline the Destroyer. I think its because of your endless curiosity. "If I pull this, will it break?" "What will happen if I open and squeeze the super glue?" "I want a snack. I'm sure if I just climb up this chair and pull hard enough..." Needless to say, you keep us on our toes. You speak so clearly, its sometimes hard to remember that you are barely 2 1/2 years old. I tend to expect more from you than I did from Sam at the same age, but you get a lot of privileges that Sam didn't get at your age. You love dress up a TON. You have seen only one Disney movie, but I think you could name most of the princesses and know which dresses go with each. You are afraid of the dark and of being alone (just like me :)). You are fiercely independent. You WILL do it. I love that about you-you're endless confidence. I hope you never lose that. I want so badly to protect you from growing up and knowing how cruelly society can judge you. Don't you dare ever forget how awesome you know you are.
Mama Bear: Out. Peace Y'all.
Oklahoma teachers – thank you.
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