Monday, October 27, 2008

Now all we need is a size 2T leather jacket

Today we had M's first parent teacher conference. I won't go in to how impressed I am that in the 16 or so months she's been in daycare, that this is the first time we've had a chance to actually have her evaluated and sit down with a teacher.

I won't go into how happy I am that after concerns because she didn't roll over, was just starting to crawl by the time many of her peers walked, and we had to delay her starting her new daycare because she wasn't walking, that her gross motor skills are all right on track.

I won't go into how our babbly baby went from "talking" all the time, to not making much noise and that one month, turned two months, turned four months of ear infections turned into her barely hearing and that tubes, along with a new environment means that her verbals skills have caught up and then some.

I won't go into how smart she is, how clever was used to explain her, how she plays well with others at an age when most play best alone, how she's always willing to comfort and hug her friends. How her sense of humor is one of her best qualities. How the word advanced was actually used in regards to my child that I had so many concerns about. Because no matter how many times you hear that they are within the range for something, when you worry about the care they get, you can help but wonder if it is hurting or at the least not helping.

I won't go into my amazing abuse of run on sentences, nope, not me. Not even the made up word.

Nope, here is what made my day. They called my daughter a ringleader. But not in a bad way. She's a leader my girl. One of the more advanced kids in the class who is willing to lead and show the other ones how it is done. Her and some kid named Max.




9 comments:

Marketing Mama said...

How great to have a ring leader! :)

Advanced sounds like a great description!

WaltzInExile said...

I always wondered what it would be like to have the teacher use "ringleader" in the good way. Our ringleader gets the others to put their feet up when the teacher turns her back. Color me jealous! *sigh*

Birdie said...

Congratulations! M sounds like a wonderful little girl. And I think a leather jacket would be totally sweet.

Jen said...

Ha! As if those other kids ever had a chance! ;)

tere said...

Sounds so familiar!! a chip!

Lela said...

Uh -oh, you could have a gifted child on your hands, especially considering that sense of humor... But I like ringleader too. It's leadership with whimsy. What could be better?

tragicoptimist said...

Go M! Ringleader is awesome. Our first parent-teacher conference is next week and I'm trying not to feel too nervous about it.

Antigone said...

I abuse sentences all of the time.

I'm sure Max will fall in line soon enough.

Christina said...

Yay for a ringleader! Mine are more of the silent rebels on the outskirts of the crowd, so I think ringleader is probably better. :)