I received a report from Miss Christie that when they performed it yesterday for the Tues/Thurs parents, Chloee did spectacular. I couldn't wait to see it today.
I helped her choose a cute fun outfit for the day and off to school we toddled. The room was set up, so I left her at the sink washing her hands with the promise of being there later for the program. She pointed to the chair that she wanted me to sit in. She wanted me on the front row, up close.
I got there about 20 minutes early and walked into a line of parents and grandparents that extended down the long hall. WHAT? Really? I have to give Challenger credit, they kept things very organized and orderly. Not like a typical public school program where the parent practically fist fight over good seats.
We got in there and the particular chair she wanted me in was taken, but the one next to it was open, so I sat there and Karalee sat on the floor right next to me. Her Teachers had already set up Flat Daddy with an up close position as well. For the record, I am grateful for how supportive they are with him!
The headmaster welcomed everyone and then the kids came in
Things to point were going well. I was even able to capture some cute video
At a break in between songs she noticed that something was bugging her on her thumb. It was a hangnail that she attempted to remove her self.
Not a good decision.
Next thing I know she is crying
She got out of her seat and walked over to me showing her her bleeding thumb. I know it stings and the sight of blood has her upset. I did the only thing I could do at the moment and that was to suck the blood off her thumb, console her and send her back to her seat.
No good. More tears. Sobbing. No participating.
Luckily Karalee had a bandaid, so I took it over to her and put it on her thumb thinking that it would solve the problem and she could keep going.
I gave her another minute to see if she could compose herself and she couldn't, so I motioned her over. She crawled in my lap, snuggled her head in my chest and asked to just stay with me and snuggle.
We watched her school friends finish the program (which was darling btw) and slowly the sting and the pain of her thumb subsided. We were able to coax a few more smiles from her.
No school post would be complete without a few shots of her school work
And finally, Her favorite - Miss Christie!
Great job Challenger kids!
And a huge thank you to Miss Christie and Miss JuLee!