So I’m at work the other day & the director comes in during nap time to tell me that one of my kids mom is coming in for a meeting with her. This kids mom is very strict, over protective, and tougher than basically all the other parents in our school, she was thinking about taking her son out of the school because his previous teacher got fired, and was worried about her son moving up into an older classroom (he is only a few months younger).
Anyways, he’s been in my room for a few weeks now, and honestly he’s a great addition, except he bites, but we’re working on that! So, back to the meeting, she came in at 315, and I’m like okay, it’ll be a quick meeting then she’ll take her son home early. NOPE! After about 45 minutes I was starting to have a mini freak out. But luckily my kids kept me busy enough to not completely loose my shit.
AFTER 2 HOURS and all the other teachers asking what is happening, she finally comes into my room to pick up her son and pulls me aside and said “I just wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done. You’ve us helped so much with transitioning him and made us feel so welcome. I have honestly never felt 100% comfortable with leaving him until he started your class.” I’ve never been so proud of myself, THE STRICT MOM LOVES ME! Then as I’m at the front desk finishing paperwork, my bosses were there and I asked “so everything is okay, right!?” And they were like YES! She’s so pleased with you and what your doing with the class. Then the director said How proud of me she was and went on saying how I have the two toughest moms in the school (the other mom is another story) and hey both love me.
But this made me so happy, and even more so because I haven’t even been at this job for a full year yet and I’ve moved my way up the pole to be a lead teacher. My students love me, their parents love me, and my bosses are proud of me. Knowing that you’re doing everything your supposed to, and getting recognized for the hard work put into it is literally the best feeling.
Okay I’m done bragging now. Bye.