Last night Tary told me that daycare asked parents to write short blurbs about how *great* their kids are so the teachers could read them out loud at “circle” time. She said it was posted on the board and a flyer but I honestly don’t recall seeing anything about this when I dropped off the kids earlier that morning.
I wasn’t sure how much I needed to write. I didn’t want to write something that was too short and look like we didn’t care. I also didn’t want to write a full dissertation (which I’ve been known to do about various geeky topics on Facebook) and show up the other parents. Tary wasn’t sure about all of the details of the assignment so I just started to write…
I didn’t want to write about all of the things that our kids could do because all kids develop at different rates and eventually, they learn how to do the same things. Instead I tried to focus on what made them special to us.
Here is what I wrote for Daniel:
Daniel is great because he is such a loving and sweet boy. We love his random hugs and kisses. He is a great big brother. He helps us take care of baby Matthew. Daniel is really good at sports. He likes to throw footballs, dunk basketballs, play soccer, wrestle, and run and jump. Daniel is very smart. He loves to sing along to his favorite songs and read his favorite books.
Matthew is great because he is such a happy and sweet boy. He is always smiling, especially when we talk with him. He loves to tell stories right after he wakes up. He loves to snuggle all day long. He loves to hold our hands as he falls asleep.
Update: As I walked into daycare this morning, I finally saw the flyer for the assignment. We were asked to write on why our kids were *incredible*. D’oh! Great? Incredible? Same difference.