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Participation=Appreciation

Apr 21, 2011 - 09:42 AM
Participation=Appreciation

Lastnight was our first school program as parents. It was his MDO's spring program and I have to admit, I was a bit nervous. I'm not sure why, maybe I was having flashbacks of my younger years when getting on the stage in front of people was my worst nightmare.

Anyways, we arrived with our camera, camcorder and I-Phones in tow to document this milestone. It did not disappoint. Yes, he just sat there and shook an egg to "You are my Sunshine", but he did it really, really good.

And to think I almost didn't bring him at all. Why? I thought, "Oh he's just 16-months-old, it will just be a hassle" and "7 o'clock is too late for him". How wrong I was!
While the school director was opening the show she mentioned that us (meaning all of the parents) being there showed the teachers that we appreciate what they do. I hadn't even thought about that aspect of it.

I'm lucky to have my son in an amazing program with teachers that I truly believe love their job. I can tell by the way they interact, little things they notice about the kids, and my son's smile when we walk into his classroom.

The spring program is a culmination of their work throughout the year, and as we all know, taking care of eight 12-18 month-olds is a lot of work.

So my mommy lesson I learned this week is the importance of participation and to look at the bigger picture. Keeping your child up a little later than usual one day isn't going to screw up your schedule. By going to that spring program, booster parent meeting, field trip, etc. you are showing that you care and appreciate all of the hard work that our children's educators do.

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The first years of motherhood are the most educational years of your life.  Abby Rodgers shares the highs, the lows, the love and complete shock of being a new mom.  She'll write what she has learned and also seek advice from you about things she has yet to figure out.  Abby keeps it real with a little humor and a lot of love. 

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