We're a little late posting our introduction but here it goes.
I'm Jill and this is Nature Girl. We live in a rural part of the North East.
Nature Girl is 5 and begins kindergarten in just a few days. I return to teaching 4th and 5th grade special ed this week. We enjoy reading, crafts and spending time as a family.
This is Nature Girl's first big school experience as she attended a wonderful little preschool for the last two years. We haven't established many back to school traditions yet but last year I began writing a daily note for her. I leave for my school before she is awake in the morning so I leave a note to greet her. She has really enjoyed this and lets me know if I've forgotten to write the note. She's just beginning to read so the notes should be a good way to practice reading this year.
Nature Girl says her best school memory is doing projects. I'm a teacher so the best part of going back to school is the school supplies! Who doesn't love buying new crayons and markers. Especially when they're on sale!
We like to snuggle up in her bed and read chapter books. It's a good thing she has a full bed. It gets a little squishy with Nature Girl, her dad and I all snuggled up to read a chapter before her bedtime. We look forward to this time of the day. One chapter is never enough and she pleads for another chapter. Of course we give in.
1. There is nothing like the love for your child. My favorite time of day is bed time. I love to snuggle in to read with her but the best time of the day is after she's asleep. When I check on her before I go to sleep she looks so sweet and no matter what kind of day we had I fall in love with her all over again.
2. A child's excitement is contagious. Your child's excitement makes you excited. You believe in the magic of Christmas and fairies again just because your child does. It's wonderful!
3. It's not possible to be a perfect mom but there are a lot of ways to be a good mom.
4. After having a child you will never have privacy again. I have an audience for everything I do. Then again I'm never lonely.
We like to watch movies, read books, do craft projects and spend time as a family.