“I’m a little anxious about this meeting.” I said to M this morning as we were getting ready for C’s parent teacher conference.
“Why on earth are you anxious?” He asked.
“Well what if she has some negative things to say about C?”
“She better not. Not if she doesn’t want to get popped in the nose!” He answered, his papa bear hackles rising a little, and I felt better knowing I wasn’t the only one feeling over protective this morning.
We needn’t have worried. C’s two teachers fell over themselves telling us all the amazing things that C has been doing. She’s developmentally right on track, even ahead in some ways. They were very impressed with her stick figure pictures and her puzzle skills. They were especially awed by her compassion and empathy. She has a knack for singling out the students who are playing alone or who are having trouble connecting and going over to keep them company or drawing them out of their shells. She notices when someone needs help and she’s quick to step in and offer assistance when it’s needed.
Nothing they said was really all that surprising, except maybe the degree of her compassion, which almost moved me to tears. It was good to hear someone else tell us that C is just as amazing as we think. She’s our little cowgirl, and she’s a super star.