Yep. We’re done peeps!!
It was probably a good thing that baby girl walked out the school gate, then told me she’d left her jacket in her classroom.
“Well you better go get it, we won’t be back ’til next year!”
This meant we had to go back into the school, and then I happened across her teacher. It was perfect timing. Even though restrictions at school had also eased like everything else, and parents were allowed back into the school if necessary… they preferred to keep as many of us out on the other side of the gates as possible.
This meant no classroom visits, and no face-to-face teacher talks.
We had a brief talk. We hadn’t chatted like that for a while. She told me her plans for next year… long service leave, so she wouldn’t be back, not immediately anyway. We laughed. She told me she had enjoyed getting to know baby girl this year, even though almost half the year had been lost. It had left them with a bittersweet feeling.
They had only gotten used to each other, and it was all over.
“Oh, and she’s funny!” She told me. I listened eagerly.
“The other day when she brought in my present, she said to me, ‘just you wait Ms, oh my God, you are going to be overcome when you see this present!”
I laughed out loud. It sounded just like her. I loved getting this window into her world at school, a world that we need to literally pry out of her at dinner time, or have to wait until she is ‘in the mood’ to be privy to a little bit of.
I was relieved. She was acting at school, just like she did with us at home.
That is a good thing.
Merry end of school all. 💖🎄