What is this, you ask?? Snubbing kisses from my son??
At school yesterday, I went into Noah's preschool classroom and proceeded to the checkout counter (signout book) to sign him out for the morning. Noah ran over to me with the biggest of smiles....he just LOVES school! For the first time in his 4 years of life he loves to be with other kids! :)
He stops in mid tracks and retreats back to the teacher and the aide. He first wraps his little arms around the aide's hips (which she is always standing, so that was all she got) and then walked over to his teacher and wraps his arms around her neck....he then goes in for a kiss when UP GOES A HAND to block the kiss!! OMG!! YOU BLOCKED NOAH's KISS!!! How can you snub such a sweet little boy's kiss? (When in my mind I was thinking, someone's kid kissing me kinda repulses me) However, pAlease!! The kid is clean, sweet, and just thinks so HIGHLY of you! And are you not the one who taught him to give thumb kisses?? Why not put up your thumb and offer a thumb kiss??? THE HAND??? OMG!!! THE HAND ?????
She SNUBBED his kiss!! LOL... His heart sank and he returned to me for a big kiss. She explains.."We are trying to get the kids to not kiss each other..." Apparently kissing is a problem in this class...Okay now that is cute! hahhhaha....
So, teacher proceeds to tell me about how they are discussing the transition to kindergarten next year. At this point I am still not over how she handled the kiss.....still thinking about my son's little heart now in his small intestine....
Uh-huh....Yes, Noah is very excited about riding on the big yellow bus....Uh-huh.....
She says, "We asked the kids if they had any questions about kindergarten next year and Noah asked this question." She scrolls down the list and points.
It read, "Will I have to talk next year in kindergarten??"
Oh...my little man is still scared to participate and talk in class. Ahh...and all I thought is maybe it is because he is SNUBBED....hmmm....lol...he is so freaking cute sitting there on the rug listening and observing...taking everything in around him.
The aide proceeds, "Noah reminds me of my daughter when she was 4. She met her best friend in preschool and are still best friends at the age of 21."
Okay....so what are you telling me??? I say, "Yes, when you are Noah's friend, you are a friend for life." Have a good day and off I go.
So, I spent most of my day yesterday explaining that we only kiss our family and not to kiss our teachers and friends. Just give them hugs. As I took him into preschool this morning, I gave him a friendly reminder and he said, "I know MOM."
So, I am off to pick him up....we will see what today has brought!