It takes a Village... @fathersdotcom

Life has been pretty busy here lately... Broxton started kindergarten...  Enough said!  
No seriously, he started kindergarten and I signed up for PTA... and he also plays baseball... So, like I said... busy... but so fun.  Something has been going through my mind lately and I wanted to share with you...
The first couple days of picking him up after school did not go as smooth as I had hoped for.  He came home and all was fine,but there were a few tweaks needed...  As I was talking to the principal at his school, she made the comment "It takes a Village."  Never has it been more true than now, at least for us.  The first couple weeks of the school year, we were all adjusting and I was very impressed as to the hands on approach of the WHOLE school.   

I love how they ask the parents to be involved and work as morning greeters...  Just one more friendly face before they head into the school to start their day.
I have been doing it for several weeks and I will admit, I do love that time!
Some kids are still half asleep, some make you question what home life is like (they just look so sad) and then there are a few that greet you at the same time... I keep having to remind myself, it is REALLY EARLY and many of them are still so sleepy!
The biggest smiles I get?  The "HEY BROXTONS MOM!!!"  Yells and high fives as his classmates walk by!    

Just watching him learn and grow, it makes my heart so happy!! He is so full of life and although some mornings he is sluggish and asking me to please let him stay home and have a day of rest, as soon as we are out the door, my energetic little boy comes ready to greet the day!
Our school has even teamed up to be part of the WATCH DOGS....
I think it is great and Broxton notices when the "watch dogs" are on campus...  They also have guest greeters that come every so often and they are on the "morning news".  Seriously, you never know what your attitude and presence means to all the kids around you.
Yes, it does take a village.... and I am so glad that the village around us seems to be a pretty good one! If you have time, try and volunteer at your child's school...  You don't even have to do it weekly or even monthly.  Just pick one day a year and help if that is all you can do...  Or ask the teacher if there is anything you can do at home.  I actually cut out school work for our class yesterday.  Little things add up.   Anything you can do to help, it not only helps the school /teacher out... but you are also setting an example for your child.  Remember, it takes a village....  

Comments

  1. I am so glad he is having a great time in school.
    I love how they allow parents to greet and be part of the system.
    I wish our school do that here.
    They seem to just want parents out, so they can control our kids into little robots.
    I hear of coaches shouting and insulting kids and teachers doing the same.
    I think it can get hard on teachers, but if they need to take a break, then do so. Oy!

    Love that you are so involved and get to be part of it all.

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  2. I strongly believe in working together. My kids get help and assistance from us in school. I got help. My husband did not. His parents never really worked with him on anything. It makes him sad. His relationship with his parents is a struggle.

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  3. I am so with you about volunteering in school. I did all the way through high school and I wouldn't give up that time for anything. It's fabulous to be in there and really see what's going on and be a part of things.

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  4. He is adorable and is growing up so quickly! I 100 percent believe in supporting schools. As a teacher I can say it makes a big differance. I enjoy volunteering now as a mom and I know my girls appreciate it. Enjoy the moments they go too quickly.
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  5. I am in the kiddos classrooms too, and I always have been. I wouldn't change it for the world. :)

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