Monday, December 30, 2013

The Nice List

Before Christmas, Santa sent Anna June an email indicating she was on the nice list.

As if there was ever any doubt.

Each day, her teacher sends home her folder with a calendar sheet indicating the child's behavior for the day. If they have exhibited good behavior, they get a sticker. If they were less than good, there's a code at the bottom of the page to indicate the main offense (like 13 means talking too much). 

I am here to brag - yes, brag - that Anna June has come home with a good behavior sticker every single day of school from August 19 to December 20. Not one bad day.

The teacher, has, at times seemed a bit on edge about all the other kids...there has evidently been more talking in this year's class than ever before. She has tried everything. But AJ has been the calm in her storm. She's been good, as well as helpful and respectful.

I hope I'm not jinxing it. AJ is certainly no angel. She's been known to terrorize us, especially when fatigued. 

But I was reminded tonight that she is just a really good kid. We went out for fast food (ailing mama didn't want to cook), and there was a family with 3 kids sitting near us. The little one was writhing all over, trying to get the dad's attention, in my opinion. The older two were fighting and crying, and the mom ended up taking one of them outside for saying and repeating a swear word. I just looked over at AJ, kissed her on the top of her head and thanked her for being so good. I meant it. Not that those kids may not have had stickers in their folders every day, too, but you could just tell. She's different. 

She's only five. We had to interrupt her pretend cell phone conversation to eat dinner tonight. But she's so good. No wonder Santa thought to go ahead and let her know ahead of time. 


Anonymous said...

Yup' she's a little sweetie. I wonder , if you had 2 or three kids, if she would be more like those others you mentioned . NOT~!!!!!! Not our AJ!! SHe has a goodness that is through and through !

Laura Gallitz said...

Yes, she's extremely sweet. Most of the time!