Thursday, February 21, 2013

George's Special Day

Last week was George’s “Special Day” at preschool.

Instead of focusing on birthdays (which don’t always fall during the school year), George’s clever school celebrates each child with one special day—parents and relatives can come in for the last 45 minutes of school, read a story, do an activity, sings songs, or do whatever that child loves most.  And for George, that’s pretty much all of the above.

This is what awaited us when we entered his classroom—I thought my heart would melt at the sight of George in his crown.  Cuteness overload.

Will was able to join me, which was a good thing since earlier that morning I had scheduled my tooth to be pulled for my upcoming implants (super fun) and couldn’t talk.  But Will handled those preschoolers like a pro:

Will looking very lawyer-like

We read Will’s favorite childhood story “A Special Trade,” which outlines the relationship between a little girl and an elderly neighbor.  When the girl is young, her neighbor pushes her in a stroller.  And then when he becomes older, she helps cheer him up by pushing him in his wheelchair. 

The children liked the story, but they really loved the activity:

Actually pushing each other in a wheelchair and a stroller.  I have never seen anything hold the attention of 9 three-year-olds better than rolling each other up and down the classroom (with a little damage control from the adults).

A special day indeed.

Happy Thursday, everyone!


  1. Is that Dean? We know his family from their time in Cville!

    1. It IS Dean! His mother and I figured out our mutual connection earlier this year and I completely forgot about it. Small world : )