One of the things in my life that I'm most thankful for is friendships. Over the years, I've come to really value those few true friends. I have one special friend, Becky, that shares my love of preschool teaching. We share thoughts, ideas and great times together. I'm am so thankful that I have someone who gets as excited as I do about teaching early childhood. Whether it is Conscious Discipline, the Twilight Saga (she made me read it ;) or the wonderful, crazy things that go on in our days, we can talk for hours. If it weren't for her, I'd probably drive my husband bonkers! I love her for so many reasons and am so very grateful to have her in my life.
I am also very fortunate that by the very nature of my job, I get to witness young children's friendships form and flourish. Every year, I have the opportunity and the privilege to help foster these friendships in Pre-K with a new group of "friends". One of the advantages to teaching Pre-K in a child care center is that often, I get to know some of the students and families years before they come to me in Pre-K. There is a very special friendship between two sweet little girls that won't come to Pre-K for a couple of years, yet. I visit them for a few minutes in the morning and get a few hugs and it starts my day off on a great note. I call them my "breakfast club".
Two of the little girls are the very best of friends. Their families are friends and they've been together forever. They usually arrive within a few minutes of each other. The first to arrive always eagerly awaits the other, often getting special toys out and ready for them to play together. This special friendship is so amazing to watch, it brings tears to my eyes just thinking of how special their friendship really is. I am so thankful that I get to start my workday almost every day by getting even a small glimpse of this little, but very deep friendship grow!
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