Yesterday was parent teacher conference for my Kindergartner, Emerson, who we fondly call Gertie!
Ok, this what went down. I walk in and Mrs. Teacher is grinning from ear to ear!! good sign right, yes, kinda, here is our said conversation...
Mrs. T: " let me start by saying that face, OMG! I love her and those eyes. I could take her picture all day long.. She is a fun little girl, she loves to be outside and kick the ball, she's not your Tea Party type of girl, but she can do that too, if she needs to, I just LOVE HER!
What I am thinking: " who in the hell is she talking about and does she know I am Emerson's mommy?
What I say: She CAN be a sweetheart and of course I think she is beautiful.
Mrs. T: Well, she gets along with everyone and is very tender hearted and caring, and is always helping her Table Partner out with Opening items(he has some Motor skill problems) very subtly without drawing attention to herself or said child.
What I am thinking: Seriously who in the hell is she talking about.
What I say: Oh that is so sweet, because let me tell you, she gives me a run for my money.
Mrs. T: speaking of Money, we accessed her skills and she is a hard worker, knows her letters, writes her name, blah, blah, blah. Well, we went over money value and I placed a nickel down and asked Emerson "how much is that worth"? (this really needs a visual), and she leaned in real close and said 1965. I have never had that happen in all my years of teaching, it was the cutest thing. HAHAHA!!
What I think: Dumb ass, just kidding, it was pretty funny and clever I think.
What I say: Well, sooner or later she will learn the value of a dollar or said nickel, and knowledge and the love of books will soon be an interest for my youngest little girl, but to me honestly, to know that I have a kind child that cares about others, well that is about the finest compliment one can receive. My heart was full.
SO Gertie, this one's for you, thank you for being a kind child. Oh you are probably wondering why we call her Gertie.
Gertie was my late Mother's name, a surly, spirited woman who had the kindest heart of all...