I heart C.J.’s preschool teacher, Ms. Sunshine. She understands C.J., celebrates him, supports him and thinks he’s pretty fabulous. As C.J. approaches the end of his first full year in preschool, Ms. Sunshine scheduled the obligatory parent-teacher conference to discuss C.J.’s progress and educational future. In attendance? Ms. Sunshine, two other preschool professionals, C.J.’s Dad and me.
The best line from C.J.’s six-page evaluation? “C.J. stands up for his rights.” We are convinced that is Ms. Sunshine’s nice way of saying that C.J. is a total diva at school, just as he is at home. When I called her on it, she smiled and said that C.J. is an angel. Apparently, sometimes, Ms. Sunshine lies.
The best quote from the meeting? One of the preschool pros said, “I just want to follow C.J. and know if he turns out to be a hairdresser when he grows up. Because, every time I need his full attention and cooperation I bribe with the promise of getting to brush the hair of a princess doll that I have in class.”
I’m glad that my son stands up for his rights; he’ll need that tenacity in life. I’m also glad he has a thing for hair; because if he does turn out to be a hairdresser, this mama is gonna save a lot of money on highlights and lowlights.
Love the optimism!
my own son wanted to be a fashion designer for some time, designing pretty girls dresses, but some days ago he told he wants to be lawyer… now I`m worried!!!!
You’re too funny!!
Yay for Ms. Sunshine! It’s wonderful to see that even in Orange County, the educational system still celebrates our children.
I somehow missed the “Orange County” part! That’s where I’m typing from at this very moment, so the implications of this made me giggle.
If you see a white Versa driving around the OC with an “I ❤ <3. I support gay marriage" bumper sticker on its hood, that's me. That bumper sticker is there in direct response to some of the lovely comments I've heard rollin' 'round this joint.
I’m thrilled CJ has a teacher who celebrates who his is. Yay, for Ms Sunshine.
Ditto on the hairdresser as a tiny tot. I can still remember one time my Aunt Lyda let me ‘play hairdresser’ and brush her hair. I wasn’t much older than CJ. That was well over half a century ago.
When he discovers that people get to do window dressing, which includes selecting wardrobe and posing mannequins, I’m sure it will be a revelation. That was my other preschool career goal.
Bravo! Good for CJ! Sounds like you are raising a strong and confident diva! I was told my doll baby was simply going through a phase. Oh he will grow out of it. I knew he wouldnt. And when people see my pink wearing ponytailed lil princess boy they ask arent you afraid he will turn girl or…gasp…gay??/ I tell them I worry that he might not!
My sweetie is going to be a hairdresser or fashion designer for sure. he can already braid his own hair and loves doing the hair of all the girls on the block. And he loves beautiful clothes. The child has impeccable taste!
We are so luck to have our soft, frilly pink wearing ultra feminine lil divas! Tomorrow is a big day here. He and my nieces are getting their hair curled for some pageant photos! I will have one of the prettiest girls there I am sure 🙂
I’m also glad he has a thing for hair; because if he does turn out to be a hairdresser, this mama is gonna save a lot of money on highlights and lowlights.
I so love your perspective!