No count down here, as one of my regular readers requested I not do that - LOL.
That same regular reader -- well, I read her blog, too. And a while back, Tammy said something on her blog that caught my eye:
Early in the day before I had even learned all their names I said these words. "I loved you before you even showed up today" and I meant it.
I like that sentiment. But I'm just not that person. Probably won't say "I love you" to my kiddos. So I started thinking -- what could I say to my new 2nd graders to make them feel welcome, to let them know they are special to me, to make that connection that Tammy is talking about?
I've thought of a couple phrases:
I've been thinking about you.
I've been waiting to meet you.
I'm excited to meet you and learn more about you.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this yet, but I certainly like the idea! Thanks, Tammy!!