Congratulations Ben!

Ben, by Tara Whitney, Canon Digital Rebel XSi

Ben just graduated from his first year of preschool! This is the note that his teacher sent him home with yesterday. Call it hormones but it made me cry. Something about your child being seen in the world is profound.

Thank you for always remembering the rules,
making up funny songs and being a wonderful dancer.
With love,

I have a feeling that even when Ben is a grownup, people will be acknowledging him for the same stuff. That and his extraordinary empathy and buddha wisdom. Just sayin. 😉

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  1. mati

    congratulations ben!! and andrea 🙂 like mom, like son! xoxo

  2. My18Stripes

    This is so great! Is it common for teachers to write such beautiful notes?
    In France, i don’t think you hear from the teachers except when something is wrong…

  3. Viola

    Ben rocks, literally! 🙂

  4. cjm

    Aww, that’s lovely. And, as always, he’s just adorable.

  5. mamie

    i’m crying and i cannot even claim the hormones. god, i love your kid….and i am looking forward to the next one because he will just add to the amazing superhero-ness that is your family.

  6. Puanani

    Delish. At my son’s preschool, they had other children say something nice about the child on their birthday. The caregiver wrote them all down and decorated the paper. I have it framed in the kitchen. My favorite was from his playmate, Dylan, “He rides bikes peaceful…” Yes, he will be all those things and more!

  7. Susanne

    This little note is so sweet. Just like your boy! 🙂

  8. Sage

    My little one starts preschool this September, and I can’t wait! The world is her oyster, I can’t wait to see how she becomes even more of her own person after she’s on her “own” for a few hours a day!

  9. amy Komar

    Do you remember me telling you a year or so ago that I had a dream about Ben where he WAS buddha?
    Gives me goose bumps lady.
    That note is a treasure.

  10. Stacia

    Congratulations Ben and Mummy! And yay to Buddha wisdom! 😀

  11. Elizabeth

    Congratulations, Ben (and Ben’s mom)! Your eyes are full of sweetness.

  12. nutmeg

    LOVE it! I’m a veteran teacher and always try to remember how precious things like this are to parents.

  13. nina

    I predict many years of teacher “wow”ing ahead for wise, sweet Ben. And those eyes!

  14. dani

    yay ben!!!! it is amazing how much joy this little man gives at such a young age.

  15. Sai

    Congratulations Ben… and Thanks too – because of You, I have also learned how to Dance!
    a SuperHero Fan!!

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