At preschool orientation, I signed up to be a mystery reader. Apparently, I wanted it to be a mystery to me, too, because I never put it on a calendar. So, I was surprised Wednesday after school to learn that I was expected in E’s class Thursday for my appointed mystery reading time.
Thankfully, the timing worked out. I did, however forget a book, but was saved by the Honk Honk! Baa Baa! that one of the girls left in the car.
Also, thankfully, no disguise was required….they guessed it was a woman reading and then I popped in the door. E got up from her little seat and ran over “mommy! mommy!” which was pretty much the best. Then all of her little friends made it even better by coming over and giving me a hug, too.
E and her teacher showed me to the reading chair, had me sit now and E promptly sat on my lap. I guess this is the place to sit. I read the books and the kids listened.
She wasn’t sad or upset when I left because school wasn’t over. And, when I picked her up at the end of her school day, she ran up to me and said “thank you mommy for coming and reading to me and my friends” and then I was a puddle on the floor.
I’m not the typical volunteer in the classroom, come in all the time mom. I don’t always feel like I fit in. But, I should stop worrying about that and enjoy that my kiddos like me coming to their classrooms, because I know one day they won’t!
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