While dropping my six-year-old daughter off at school one morning I noticed she had great big tears welling up in her eyes. I took a second glance at her and realized even her little chin was quivering.
I got down on her level and ask in a whisper,” What’s the matter?”
Unable to speak she holds up her spelling journal. I jumped to the conclusion she must be a little nervous for her spelling test. So I gave her a quick Mommy pep talk.
She balanced the tears on the edge of her eyelids but was still quite panicked. She finally replied, “No mom!” The plastic bag that my journal goes in is not in my back pack!”
Kindergarten teachers are so wise. They know the endless possibilities that can end up in a little person’s back pack. Her teachers send the spelling journals home in big Ziploc bags. Smart…
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