Yesterday I wrote about kindergarten and who cried more because I seriously had a hard time with Aj’s anxiety when leaving him from the school but part of me really hoped the teachers would be able to get him adjusted. If they were patient and allowed him to slowly get used to this new environment I knew he would settle in, or at least hoped.
I sat all morning that first day of school with cell and house phone right beside me just waiting for that call from the school. Worried sick that maybe the principal would be calling me saying come get your kid or come meet with me, but what I never expected was what actually happened mid day.
I was walking to the end of the driveway to check the mail so my phones were on the deck. When I got back to the deck I see it … a missed call and a voicemail. My heart beats a little faster and my chest tenses up .. I quickly find a good service area to check cell voicemail and that’s when my tension released and heart stopped beating so fast.
Aj’s teacher, whom I only know of due to her being an aunt to a friend of mine I have known since I was 13, actually took the time to call me in the middle of the day, when she has a classroom to teach to assure me that Aj has settled in. They allowed Aj to stay to the back of the class and sort of take things in from his own comfort place in the class and eventually he snuck right in to sit at the tables with the other kids and even had carpet time with the rest of the class!
I tell you, there is something exceptional about a teacher who goes up and beyond what she needed to do just to ensure a parent wasn’t home worrying! I am so thankful that his teacher called me and so thankful they were patient to allow him to settle in on his own time! This year is going to be great for Aj, I just know it!