Last week, I had the first of what I am sure will be many parent teacher conferences. I was fine getting ready for it. I know munchkin is doing well and I have had regular contact with the school and his teacher.
What I was not prepared for was entering the school to so many mother/father couples strolling the hallway. I don't know why, but I didn't expect it. Sometimes it is really the unexpected things that hit the hardest. You expect to see dad's at kids sports, you expect to see complete families at church, for some reason, I did not expect to see fathers at parent teacher conferences.
Perhaps it is our PTA push to have the dad's involved (THAT is a whole other post for another time) But stolling the halls looking at the kids creations, it was unexpected.
His conference went well, very well actually. His teacher is perfect for him and perfect for us. She is just what we both needed in this transition to big kid school, and I hope that she is one of those teachers that he remembers forever.
I am thankful that he has a teacher that is so caring and willing to work with him on his level. I am thankful that we had the opportunity to move back to my family and take advantage of such an awesome school district. I am thankful that munchkin loves school and loves to read as much as he does!
I am thankful, that the unexpected doesn't always send me into blubbering tears as it did just a few years ago. Honestly, 2 years ago, this would have been a very different entry into my journal, and I am thankful that I can see my own personal growth and strength on this journey that no one wants to take.