Early returns and small packages

September 9th, 2008

At the end of the third day of third grade, her teacher looked at me and said, “You have a happy child.”


  1. now wrap that up to cherish another day. We got a call about how well the first day of first grade went…I saved the message on our voice mail because there will be times that I need to be fortified by such a message.

    Comment by nyjlm — September 9, 2008 @ 8:12 pm

  2. I was going to say “That must have made your day.” But my guess is that it probably “made your life.” That’s the good stuff. But it’s all good stuff.

    Comment by Kristin H. — September 9, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

  3. That has got to be the best compliment a mother could get!

    Comment by Cat — September 9, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

  4. so good to hear that, isn’t it? its like a shot of powerlove to your veins. and a reminder of your approval ratings as a parent. many blessings all around.

    Comment by Holly — September 9, 2008 @ 11:36 pm

  5. That’s the kind of compliment that really means something. Someone said that to me in the grocery store, once. I don’t know if I took it in.

    Comment by Rowena — September 9, 2008 @ 11:55 pm

  6. AWWWW!@! That is the best gift ever–to have such a daughter!

    And in that video of the amazing eyebrow rolls, you look completely happy too–like you are enjoying her!

    I used to teach third grade, and it’s such an amazing time! All time is amazing of course, but third grade has such charm!


    Comment by Anonymous — September 10, 2008 @ 12:15 am

  7. nothing better

    Comment by Bridge — September 10, 2008 @ 12:29 am

  8. Aww, hugs everywhere.

    Comment by My Pet Magnet — September 10, 2008 @ 11:18 am

  9. I hope you will remember this on days when it feels as though you can’t do anything right. Her comment was a blessing.

    Comment by Kathryn — September 10, 2008 @ 6:13 pm

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