As I glance over to my caller id, my heart jumps just a bit with all the possible reasons for the present school phone call.
In those fleeting few seconds before actually answering the phone, I am conjuring up all sorts of possible reasons for this call.
Could be all well and good.
But could be not so good, too.
All my mom senses are heightened.
But as a mom, I do think I can say that when the phone rings and you see the school’s phone number come up, a bit of worry and even dreaded panic surfaces.
For all the worst possible thoughts begin to spin around your mom brain.
Such as possible worst case school phone call scenarios are as follows:
- A hurt or sick kid in need of medical attention.
- Struggling with this year’s current work load.
- Missed homework or more as far as academic issues.
- Misbehaving, not sharing or not getting along with another classmate/friend.
Even still having all these terrible no-good possible unknowns dancing around my mom head, it is now or never and the flight or fight reaction begins to take hold.
So, I answer it. Thankfully, the news is positively favorable. Therefore as my ears process this, my heart actually begins to slowly beat again normally. Plus, a smile takes form on my face.
See my baby has adjusted to her first days of being a kindergarten student, while her teacher excitedly shares this with me.
Don’t get me wrong, I had faith and believed she was ready. But still hearing her teacher’s confirmation makes it that much sweeter and all the more a reality.
And still yet, I know more challenges will lie ahead this year for her and her older sister. But, in this moment, am allowed to feel proud and even hopeful for all to come for this upcoming school year.
I also am aware that the more unpleasant school phones are bound to happen this year for us.
But I bask in this most excellent school phone call moment for now. So, I dodged the dreaded worst case school phone call for another day at the very least.
This post was originally written for the One Word Blog Linkup that is hosted by Lisa of The Golden Spoons and yours truly, too.
The words for that week were: Possible or Circle.
* Did you see how one dad took to making his stance known about Common Core? Check out my reaction to this and more on the education section on The Huffington Post.