Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thank you for making me go

This week is another stressfully "stretched" week.  A week that has too many activities and too few days together...that's why when I noticed my little note that said, "PTO literacy night 7pm" on my calendar, I literally looked away and pretended not to see it.  It wasn't something that I "had" to go to, so I was planning on skipping it.  Blake got home from school and was so excited to attend the kids trivia at the literacy night...really?!?!?!?  Ugh...I tried to talk him out of it, but his replies were, "Mom...don't you want me to grow in my literacy skills, learn about school stuff and books, and win prizes cuz I already know alot at the trivia game?"  Again...ugh.  Fine, we will go.  As Billy walked in the door, Blake and I headed out.

We got to school and the kids were taken to a room to play trivia, while us parents gathered to chat with teachers, principals, and reading specialists.  I have to say, not many showed up, so when they broke us down into groups by our child's grade level, it was a nice cozy conversation.  It was really nice to talk one-on-one with our assistant principal and the reading specialist...we got to talk and discuss how important what us parents do at home is and what an impact reading has on our children.  They both agreed that continuing to read to our 2nd graders is super important.  I must admit, I have slacked in that since Blake loves to read, reads way more than the 30 minutes a day, and doesn't "need" me to read to him.  Billy tucks him in, they read out of his bible, then leaves him to read to himself.   He is happy to read to himself and happily falls asleep.  I read to Taylor at night, but am going to ask Blake if he'd like to hear her book too, before he goes up to bed.  Our assistant principal has a 6th grader who still asks her to read to her...she loves it and I can see why. 

I didn't want to go to this meeting, but thanked Blake for making me go, I got so much out of it.  I am going to make more of an effort to stay involved in the little things, even if he doesn't need me...I can still do it with him!

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