Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Like Dolphins Can Swim

Tomorrow I conduct the majority of my conferences with my advisees.  I'm also going to conferences as a parent for Mac and Shef.

As Shef and I walked out of the building today, we ran into his music teacher.  As we approached, Shef whispered to me, "I probably got a good report in music."  Later, after we chatted with Mr. B. a bit and said good-bye, I asked him how he knew this.  "Well," he said, "I've never had to take a break on the Calming Cushion." 

Later, I asked Mac what his teachers were going to tell me at conferences.

"They'll say I'm so nice," he said.

"What else?" I asked.

"They'll say I'm so beautiful."

"I bet they will," I nodded.

"Anything else?"

"That I'm having fun."

It'll be fun to see if these self-reports are accurate.   Maybe I should tell some of my advisees and their parents that they are so beautiful.  That would probably put everyone in a good mood.


LH said...

I'm going to try out a Mac style conference some time in the future. Your kid's nice, super beautiful, and he seems to be having a lot of fun.

If a teacher said that to me, I'd be so happy.

jdoc said...

If Mac's teachers don't say he's beautiful, they'll be thinking it for sure.

Jill said...

I wish I had a calming cushion.