So, last week I had Olivia's conferences and like someone said on Facebook- conferences are the two times of year that you know you are a kick ass parent. This one was no different.
The best part about conferences is that I get to see what she does while she's at school. I get to hear her read at home, I see her do homework, but there is a lot that she does that I don't always get to see. But of course, I took pictures of stuff that was on the wall and it made me realize my kid is not only hilarious as hell but she is super smart too. For a first grader.
So here are some of my favorite things I saw:
But you know what else is really cool? Is that she loves to write. She eagerly anticipates journal time and that is very awesome. Maybe I'll never write a book from start to finish but I sure hope she does. The other cool thing is that it turns out she's still super smart. She loves math, she loves learning new ways to do things, and she is just a total joy to have in class.
Which is awesome because if anyone asked me how did I get my child to this point I would be honest and say I have no clue. I remember bringing her home from the hospital, 100% terrified that I was either going to forget to do something crucial or she'd turn out to be a huge brat that others kids hate. Fortunately I never had to worry about either, but I know I have always worried about making the right decisions. I still do. I just want to make sure that I do the absolute best job I can do to make sure she ends up being the best woman she can be.
I want her to be strong, independent, full of self confidence, honest and kind. I want her to be able to take every chance in life she wants to take and know that no matter how it turns out, it's OK. And I went to bed that night feeling like I may not be the best mother out there, but I think I have her on the right track. I only hope she doesn't get distracted along the way.