KINDERGARTEN AND 🙂
Inspired by @tombatten and his list about preschool.
- •I was the "perfect child," in kinder. I loved going, and I was so smart.
- •Of course the teacher loved me, and I always got 🙂 on all of my papers
- •Day after day, "Becky is SO smart 🙂." Becky got ALL of the answers right 🙂!" "Another perfect paper! 🙂"
- •After awhile, I got tired of all the damn SMILEY FACES!
- •For one day, I decided in my little "perfect" head, to try to get ALL frowny faces on my papers. 🙁
- •That day, I did NOTHING right. It hurt, but I circled things that didn't start with a G.
- •I colored outside of the lines, or scribbled all over the page.
- •I glued things on backwards, and pretended I didn't know my ABCs
- •At the end of the day, I felt SO gross for not showing how much I knew. I decided it was NOT for me.
- •The next day, I got ONE paper back with a 🙁. I didn't think much of it.
- •About a week later, my mom and dad called me into their room.
- •The said Miss Layman had shown them all of my pictures with frowny faces on them. They wanted to know what was wrong with me, and why I was so sad.
- •The teacher and my parents (I found out when I was older,) seiously thought I had a brain aneurysm, or some personality disease.
- •I looked at them seriously and said "I was just tired of happy faces, and wanted to get a frowny face on a paper."
- •As I got older, and after becoming a teacher, I realized that this is actually common among bright students.
- •Sometimes, we assume something serious is wrong, but if we just asked our children, it might be a simple answer.
- •Sometimes you just want to NOT be so perfect, and occasionally get a 🙁.