Friday, March 07, 2008

Father's Day in March

Yesterday at Sam's school, they had a special Father's Day celebration. I had the privilege of accompanying him to school for the day where I got to see him doing his thing for a couple of hours. It was a great experience.

My favorite part of seeing Sam in action at school is watching how he interacts with his classmates and teachers. The kids are amazingly well behaved. For example, one of his friends was carrying a tray of empty plastic cups. It was a little crowded in the classroom (with all the parents, teachers and children in attendance) and as a result, someone bumped into Sam's friend sending the plastic cups flying. Sam stopped what he was doing, helped his classmate pick up the cups, and they exchanged "thanks yous" and "you're welcomes". It was really amazing. Later, when it was time to gather around the piano, the older children in the class politely made room for the younger kids up front so they could see the piano. It was adorable watching Sam's little girl friends shepherding him up front so he'd have a good view. The kids were better behaved than their parents!

At the end of the day, I was so tired. I have a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for teachers- especially Sam's preschool teachers. I don't know how they do it. To cap off the event, Sam surprised me with the card below. If the artwork is a little hard to see due to the scan being faint, it is a picture Sam drew of me with his name and age:

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