What I see and what I think about it.

Monday, 4 February 2008

First ever Parent/Teacher consultation

I went to my first ever (and first of many) parent/teacher consultations this afternoon. I have to confess that I was terrified. Were they going to say that Martha was horrid, that I was a bad mother, that Martha was horrid because I was a bad mother! To top it all Martha's teacher is younger than me and so it all feels a bit odd.
I need not have worried one jot. Not only is Martha lovely (if a bit "lively") I am a good mother!
Why do I set such store in what one person thinks....? It is mad. I see proof every day of Martha being so kind to me and Tilly it makes me want to cry. (I also see a lot of proof of the "lively" side, but more on that another time!) I also see her growing into someone who is strong-minded but very gentle, loud and yet encouraging. The other day I had got there snack all ready on the side in the kitchen and she took Tilly's hand and said "You come with me, I'll look after you. We get your snack." I can't even blame the hormones for making me cry at that one.
So, you see, all my fears where groundless and out of place. I need to pay attention to what is in front of me every day. And remember that no one knows my little girl like I do. How long will I be able to say that for? And if she is doing ok, then it is ok for me to admit that I have something to do with that.
It was a good meeting and Martha's teacher was kind, thoughtful and helpful. I came away feeling very proud of my little girl. But really I was proud all the time.
It was just really nice that someone who apparently "knows things" agrees with me.


Lilla said...

Awww that's so sweet, you nearly made me cry too!

You are clearly doing a very good job. :o)


At A Hen's Pace said...


Thanks for your prayers and your sweet comment today. I appreciate them so much.

Looks like you're off to a nice start! I'll be seeing you around...I'm sure.