Friday, October 8, 2010

Zach ROCKS!!

Today I had the absolute pleasure of going to Zach's school and watching his presentation on- well- himself. He is the star student of the week. I couldn't be more proud or happy. It was the perfect way to end a lousyish week. I have felt lousy all week- not bad enough to stay home but I don't feel good either. I hate that limbo stage! Either get sick or don't!! ICK! So it's been a put on your big girl panties on and deal with it week for me. I am feeling much better today- but also this week the boys all have little colds, too. And now Matt has the bad cold. Did I mention ICK?! Anyway, last night the cold hit Alex pretty bad. He kept coughing and coughing and coughing. Matt and I took turns laying in the bathroom with a steamy hot shower with him to help. And it didn't do much for him. Finally, at 3am we gave him cough medicine. We weren't positive that was the right thing to do but desperate times call for desperate measures. We figured his sleep was more important than what he was going through. He was so miserable. And before anyone jumps all over me- I called the pediatrician this morning and got the "Yes it's ok they have cough medicine now." Whew- now I can rest easy that I didn't permanently harm Alex.

Anyway I called in "sick" this morning and my job is so cool! I haven't mentioned that much because I signed a paper saying I wouldn't blog about it or Facebook about it but when I called in they said no problem and I didn't feel like I was letting the school down by taking care of my sick kid. That doesn't happen everywhere I have worked. In fact, this is the first time it has been ok. I LOVE MY JOB!! I could write a blog about how much I love it but I don't want to get fired.

Anywhoo...back to Zach. Matt took a later lunch so I could go see Zach. And it totally made this lousyish week better!!

So in his classroom there is this board that focuses on a star student. It has family, hobbies, favorite food, favorite sports, what they want to be when they grow up and favorite book. Earlier in the week Zach and I went through pictures and things to collect for this board for him to present to his friends.

He talked about his family and his brothers. I found it fascinating that when he asked what was special about his brothers -meaning they were triplets- he said Alex is taller and Josh and I look alike. Again his teacher hinted around, he said "Oh, we are all 6." Then she hinted around again and he caught on that he was a triplet. It was no big deal to him. Fascinating I tell you. In the family pictures he wanted to bring a picture of Andi, a really good friend of ours daughter. He said he "needed a picture of her because she is important to him." Such a great kid.

Zach said his favorite hobby was playing on his ipod. I thought HEY that seems to be mine TOO! :) He brought a picture of his ipod and himself.

Zach said his favorite food was macaroni and cheese. He drew a cute picture of a bowl of macaroni and cheese and a spoon next to it for the board.

For his favorite sports he said it was a tie between golf and tennis. We googled pictures of that and printed out some of his favorite ones.

Zach said he wanted to be an artist when he grew up. We again googled pictures of that and printed out some of his favorite ones.

He brought his favorite book of "Psssst! It's me! The boogeyman!" by Barbara Parks. It was surprising to me that it was his favorite book but it is a good one. I love the humor and voice in it. And I was lucky enough to read it to the class. One of my most favorite things to do is read to kids!! Totally in my element. It was like the cherry on top for me!

When he was done presenting, his teacher opened it up for discussion...aka kindergartners get to ask Zach questions about himself. It was a RIOT!! Love what this age is wondering about each other.

What I found hilarious was that his classmates would ask Zach something like "Do you have a favorite color?" And Zach would say yes and move on without saying what it was. Ahhh that's my Zach. Next question...Do you have a favorite animal? Yes. Next question. Do you have a favorite toy? Yes. Next question. Eventually he would answer it after his teacher would say "what is it?" (red for color, zebra for animal and star wars for toys) and then the class would chime in "Hey that is my favorite thing too!!!" Super cute! Like I said this totally made my week! I have got a really great kid if I do say so myself!!

Zach with his prizes for being a star student

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, I am cracking up at Zach's answers! You are right, they were so very ZACH. :-) It sounds like he kicked butt at his presentation. How awesome that you were able to go to it!

    I hope you all are feeling better soon...maybe in time to enjoy the long weekend a bit!