Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Mother's School Spirit

Every now and then I actually throw in a touchy-feely blog post. Today is one of those times. : )

Santa Barbara is such a small city. Everyone is connected through someone or something. So here's the skinny: A friend of mine told me that an acquaintance, who I met at one of Sophia's functions, made the comment in reference to knowing me, "Oh yes, she really loves her daughter's preschool. I mean really loves it."

Now there are a couple of ways one could interpret this comment. Interpreted way #1: The tone was very enthusiastic and supportive. Interpreted way #2: The tone was sarcastic paired with an upward eye roll. I probably would not be blogging this if it was #1. And so now, get ready for some touchy-feely.

It is no secret, I absolutely LOVE my daughter's preschool. I feel it is the BEST school I have encountered for my girls. I can't wait for Kalista to be a part of this amazing place. I LOVE the weekly newsletters. I LOVE the daily communication with the teachers during drop-off and pick-up. I LOVE how the learning assignments are different every week. I LOVE the parental involvement because of want and not because of a requirement. But most of all, I LOVE knowing my daughter LOVES it too.

So here it is, plain and simple. Why wouldn't I want to express my admiration for my daughter's school? In my opinion (we all have one), if a parent doesn't feel a sense of pride in their child's school then something isn't quite right. No, you don't have to shout your joyful feelings from the rooftops like me but you shouldn't feel weird about doing it either.

And now I leave on this note in the fashion of a cheerleader:


  1. Amen, sistah! After experiencing "loving loving" the preschool we are in now and "not at all loving a preschool" in the past, I agree with you. Why not share how great your school is? Some people need to lighten up, no? I don't like that someone was making an eye-roll comment about you.

  2. I LOVE that you love Sophia's school!! It goes without saying how important that is... I love Ella's preschool too but I'm grateful to know that there are other equally, if not better preschools out there:)