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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Funny Thing...

"Funny thing about Joy, is that you only really find it when you are too busy having fun to go looking for it."
-my favorite Curly Girl quote

Lucy, you turned seven years old yesterday and first grade is coming to a close in three short days. Change is happening...big change...and not surprisingly, you are not pleased about it.

You love your class of kids. You love school and learning and writing and reading and making up dance routines at recess and lockers and laughing and routine and seeing everyone every single day.

Most of all, you love Mrs. Battle, your first grade teacher. The truth is, I love Mrs. Battle, too. She is the sweetest, most loving, best teacher I have ever met. She is smart, fun, caring and intentional in everything she does with these kids.

I feel sad for you that this wonderful year is almost over. But happy for what this year has done for you. It has made you able to be your 100% authentic self at school, given you high self esteem among your peers, taken you up on stage, and made you an even better you.

This past year was a very fun adventure for you - and I am so very, very proud of everything you have accomplished and how much you've grown from a worried, little Kindergartner to a tall, smart, matured almost second grader.

We'll get through this've got fairy camp and softball and the pool and camping and Miss Taryn on Tuesdays! I know you are excited for all those things but for now, as I told you this morning on our drive to school, "Just enjoy today. For all it offers and for how much joy it brings you. Just enjoy today, Luce."

I love you, big seven year old!!


At 6:16 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Luce and I will form a support group for people who are not good with change . . .


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I'm a 39 year old stay-at-home mom. I have a 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. I have lived in the big city and in the mountains, but am happy to be back in the Midwest, raising the fam. I enjoy laughing, wine, bad karaoke, US Weekly, running, cemetaries, cheese sticks and short hair-dos. In my previous life, I was class-clown and a wanna-be comedian. In my professional life, I'm a journalism major with 10 years of marketing and PR experience. I dream of being a cast member on Saturday Night Live and working at Disney World as Snow White.

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