-someone really wise
Some days I just want to throw the binder of check lists against the wall and give up. Every little thing can seem like such a feet, this daunting summit stretching out for miles. We don't just learn things, for Claire, it's a coached, encouraged, sometimes forced, effort to learn a new skill.
I went to a getting ready for Kindergarten class this week. It was encouraging to see that Claire has already accomplished so many of the academic standers or is well on her way.
- Know 12-15 letters and sounds.(she knew them all when she was three, thank you leap frog)
- Repeating ending and begining sounds
- Has a 5,000 word vocabulary
- Counts to 20
- Shapes and colors
- Uses words that compare (working on it)
- Settles in
- Follows directions
I walk a tight rope but there will be an end if only to turn around and start back again, eyes always on another goal. It's so easy to get distracted, discouraged and stumble. Self pitty dances in the corners of my mind. Laziness robs my attention. Does anyone else feel this way? Learning to live with gratitude is a daily challenge.
Claire does love her life, isn't that the real goal? I want her be proud of her accomplishments and continue to see the joy in life. She is going to do what she sees. I pray she sees me loving my life, proud of her, always encouraging and full of GRATITUDE.