SOME THOUGHTS FROM A PARENT FOR THEIR CHILD STARTING SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME
May your innate curiosity never be quelled or shrunk by curricular limitations. Please keep these random, adorable and intelligent questions coming for the rest of your life. Never stop wondering WHY out-loud.
May you love learning. Revel in the absorption of knowledge and always hunger for more. Think of school as giving you the tools for learning that you will use for the rest of your life.
May books be your best friend forever – an escape in times of sorrow, a source of information when you have intellectual cravings, a friend when you are feeling lonely. Books are a way to learn the lessons of a thousand lives without doing it all yourself so never underestimate their power.
May you learn that people are wonderful. I hope you don’t meet unkindness along the way but if you do, may it not sour your opinion of others. Everyone has their burdens to bear and their reasons for being the way they are. Be patient, loving and kind yourself.
May you always be proud of who you are. We have raised you to the best of our ability, pouring our hearts and souls into making you the wonderful little person you are.
Remember – There is nothing you can do that will ever stop us from loving you. You’re stuck with us for life.