Waiting for Teagan’s bus this morning was lovely. I had a full cup of coffee, Ashlin was in sandals and her jamamas. Teagan was happy, going like a pinball from one thing to another – a bug, a leaf, a dandelion puff. The sun was smiling down, warming the day.
A friend said that Teagan looked like she was walking on sunshine, filled with joy. This morning she was. There wasn’t any apprehension about going to school, or what may happen there. There was only joy with being able to run around, to watch the grasshopper jump and startle her sister, to make snow angels on the driveway, though she told me yesterdays were better.
Kindergarten has been rough for Teagan. But we’re getting there, getting it all figured out, trying to get her the help she needs to help herself.
Today was a good day – she stayed green for the entire day. No yellow or red behavior. Green. The teacher had sent me a mail letting me know. Teagan basically flew off the bus and up the driveway to tell me herself. The look on her face was one of the best things I’ve ever seen. She was so proud that she didn’t have any troubles today. She had to immediately let Stu know, and promptly got a huge bear hug from him.
We went inside and gave her her reward – the promised “fuzz.” She’s been waiting for a green/no issue day so she can load the Jessie dispenser full of Pez. Today, she earned it. And then promptly shared with her sister.
I really love this kid.