I am grateful for Mrs. Bee for so many reasons.
I am grateful for Mrs. Bee because she told me that it’s okay that my daughter Maggie has to move her clip down on the behavior chart once or twice a week. She says that Maggie has this spunk that lights up the room and makes people laugh and she’s only six, so I should cut her some slack.
I am grateful for Mrs. Bee because I’m that parent that is a complete mess, who never remembers to send in the field trip form, or the book fair list, or the <insert “please bring” item here>, yet she answers every last-minute frantic email, because she knows I’m a working mom who is doing the best I can.
I am grateful for Mrs. Bee because she is so skilled at dealing with parents who are sending their first child to “real” school.
I am grateful for Mrs. Bee because she puts up with the teacher in me. (It’s hard to teach a teacher’s kid – I know this first hand.)
I am grateful for Mrs. Bee because she is the master of organized chaos.
But I love Mrs. Bee, too.
I love Mrs. Bee because she is teaching my precious child how to read, while at the same time telling me that it’s okay that Maggie still stumbles over some words.
I love Mrs. Bee because she knows Maggie loves tigers and cheetahs and leopards and panthers and lions and gives her books to read about them.
I love Mrs. Bee because Maggie loves her, and because of Mrs. Bee, Maggie loves school and loves to learn.
And I love Mrs. Bee because she loves Maggie.
Everyone has had a Mrs. Bee in their life. You should make sure and thank her.
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