Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

We went to our granddaughter's school for Grandparents' Day and they sang "You Are My Sunshine" to us. Twenty-two six-year-old voices are really adorable. They had practiced all day and had all of the words firmly in mind. I wanted to adopt the children who were in tears because their grandparents couldn't attend. The teacher was very sensitive and put  them in charge of the refreshments so they could feel important too.


The teacher had an art project for the students to produce and to present to the grandparents. It holds a place of honor on my refrigerator door with her other art projects. I always marvel at how much we worried about her and how far she has come in six years. She was a breech birth, emergency C-Section, near preemie. A few developmental problems seemed present for a few early years, but she seems to be doing very well now. She chats nonstop and uses some advanced words correctly which thrills me.


While we played on my computer last weekend, she asked me what I did with my time while she wasn't visiting. I told her that I love to read. I pointed to all the stacks of books in my office and said I loved reading all of them. I told her that I go to the public library as she does to check out more books every week. Later in the day, she showed me that she was reading a book on her mother's Nook. The new e-readers are a great developmental tool for children who are learning to read. I was amused to read the directions on the first grade wall directing new readers on how to learn to read.


I had not thought about the little song that the students sang to us in a very long time. It has greater importance to me today because my grandchildren are really my sunshine. However, even little rays of sunshine need a behavior chart in their classroom!


  1. Since I have not been blessed with grandchildren, I myself can appreciate how fortunate you are. And from what I glean from my blogging buddies, you are not alone in your feelings. :-)

  2. Aloha, RJ. I got here via Kay's blog. You have an interesting blog, and I have added it to my blogroll. I have a 3 year old granddaughter and a 19 month old grandson. I watch the latter four times a week. What a joy it is to be a grandmother!

  3. This was such fun to see and read. I taught 1st grade for 19 years and this post made me remember those joyous years. I'm so glad you could be there for your granddaughter.