Tuesday, August 21, 2012

teacher introductions


tomorrow school starts for my three oldest kids. for my daughter's class, we were asked to send in a letter describing our child. i wrote a lengthy missive detailing my daughter's life. i closed it with the following paragraph. i figure any information on my daughter's faults will be helpful.

She has four brothers. We are trying to help her understand what is appropriate and inappropriate outside the world of boys. The 23 year old youth pastor at our church was teasing her and telling her she was such a little princess (knowing full well it would rile her up). She told him she knew kung fu and she could kick him in the nuts. Not one of our prouder moments as parents. Still, she is learning. She also used the word "balls" when changing the baby's diaper. Again...work in progress. Hopefully she'll come out on the other side unscathed. Please let us know if she is ever on the wrong side of appropriate. We are definitely working on it.

too much for a new teacher? i guess it's too late now. i'm pretty sure my daughter will seek therapy at some point...if not for having four brothers, for having a mother who shares that type of information. at least i thanked the teacher before i signed my name to the bottom of the page. that must count for something.

happy start of school, everyone.