Today was my first day back. We’re open year round but I’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks. It was nice to be back…but not nice getting up before the sun…and I’m exhausted now. It’s always hard for me to come back after a vacation, I always feel like I have to reteach my kids the basics. Because, you know, no one does thing just the way you do…and the kids always seem to “forget” the basics.
But I can pleasantly report that today went surprisingly smooth! I mean, I had to remind them how to walk in a quiet line, use their table manners, and how to sit quietly at circle time…but other then that I can say there weren’t any issues! I breathed a sigh of relief!
Here was my best part of the day: We were playing on the playground this morning when out of the corner of my eye I see a little girl from my class walk into the office with her mom. A glass door leads from the office onto the playground. She spotted me on the playground, and I could see her start jumping up and down while screaming something at her mom and pointing to me. She started running back and forth from the door to her mom (her mother was signing her in) and then as soon as her mom opened the door she ran, as fast as her legs could carry her, straight to me screaming, “You’re back!” She then gave me a huge hug and said, “I missed you!” She ran back to her mom, gave her a hug, told her bye, and then came back to me and hugged me again saying, “I love you!”
“I love you too, honey.” I said. And this is why my job is so great.