So, the day before school started I get an email from Boonie Butt's teacher. He had her in 1st and 2nd since she looped. Her email said something like, "Please tell Boone to stop by my class room in the mornings because I don't know if I can stand not seeing his sweet face."
What? She is still speaking to us? Boone was a royal pain in the butt for her, hence the name "Boonie Butt." First, he came speaking zero English. Then, there was the problem of him not really knowing her much better than me. He loved, loved her. He tested her to prove it.
My confidence was restored. The teacher doesn't hate us. But, of course there was the call from the bus driver about a week ago. She does not think he is as cute as Mrs C did. So, he had a bad night that night. I had to let him know this was not going to happen on the bus every afternoon.
That got me thinking once again. Wonder how he is acting for his new teacher? Will she say things like Mrs C said? Like, "He shows me his puppy dog eyes." So, I bit the bullet and emailed his new teacher. I was expecting the worst.
Me: "How is Boone doing?"
Boone has been an absolute joy to have in class! He definitely brings a smile or makes me laugh each day. I love his positive and happy go lucky demeanor. Boone has come such a long way for only being in the US for two years! He has been doing a nice job in class (just have had to get firm a few times J ). Thank you for your email. I will definitely keep you informed of Boone’s progress throughout year. I am hoping to see great academic gains this year with Boone.
What?????? She doesn't hate us either. Not yet anyway. I still haven't really told Boone what she wrote. : - )
OK, so orphans can come with baggage. You know because of things happening like abuse, burns, sickness, lack of food... Well, Boone's baggage was a piece of cake. He sucks on two fingers. You would too if you didn't have a Mom or enough food in your belly ever.
Anyway, we just temporarily had this fancy little doodad put in his mouth to stop him.
So then the speech teacher called...
Speech Teacher: "Mrs A, is Boone allowed to still have speech class?"
Speech Teacher: "Well, Boone said his dentist said since he got this new mouth piece he no is longer allowed to come to speech class."
Me: "He didn't!"
Speech Teacher: "He also said when I called you he had to be in the room."
Boone: "I'll take fruit with some hot sauce."
Me: "Oh no you won't."
But, I did let him have it on his hot dog.
Lael: "You spoil him!"
Me: "Well, his teachers think he is cute." Well, some of them...
Lael, this is what you call breakfast?