With each new conference at the preschool level, I become more and more convinced that they are ridiculous and sort of purposeless. But I sign up for them anyway. And the teachers tell me exactly what I expect to hear.
Of course, it's still a Joyful Moment to hear that Little M is doing fantastic and that they've noticed the same boom of progress in his comprehension over the past couple months that I have. He really has taken off in his understanding of letters and their sounds. And it's so fun to hear him tell me what sounds various letters make and what letter certain words begin with.
Bravo, Little M!
And then, of course, we get to the behavioral section and they tell me that for the most part he's great. But he does have a habit of poking his neighbor. His neighbor has a habit of poking him, so this isn't altogether a big deal. But apparently, his neighbor also complained of being spit upon. By Little M. The teachers didn't witness it and were reluctant to lay blame, but Little M has had a recent spitting problem, so I told them that the complaint was most likely legit. Yay.
But then they went back to telling me how much they love my child. So, at least we ended on a high note.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments that end on a high note!