I call my classroom a family. We are a family. Children hear me say all the time, “Once an Aqua Roomer, always an Aqua Roomer.” That means family is always there for you. Children can take Gloria home long after they move on to older classrooms- and they do. Children can return to visit anytime, especially being a Guest Reader- and they do.
My family visited this past weekend, plus more days. It was wonderful. Hubby Steve is the baby of the family, and he and his sister are the last of the siblings. We reminisced in a loud, wonderful, laughing, interrupting way- just the way it always was in his family.
She brought Steve a photo of their parents the day they were married. He had never seen this photo and was moved to tears.
She also brought Steve his favorite childhood book. Oh my, I have heard stories about his mother reading aloud this book to him and his sister since we were married. It’s nice to finally see the book, after well over 40 years. Steve couldn’t even speak.
Family is everything! Whether it’s my Aqua Room preschool family or Steve’s family, it counts as #1.
I am catching up with all of your blogs. Family first.