Since today is surgery day, I thought I would distract myself by volunteering in my kids' classrooms at daycare. It was actually fun. Who knew reading books to groups of children would be so satisfying?
I don't know if I was a pain in the ass for the teachers or they enjoyed it, but I sure did. I spent a bit over an hour in Allie's room and read and sat with them over lunch and then moved to Ella's room and did the same thing, since their lunch time is scheduled later. I also used some award stickers (given to me by one of the teachers earlier) to 'bribe' all the kids into eating their broccoli. I was cheering on everyone to eat their broccoli so they can get this stupid sticker, declaring it the "broccoli eating award". Boy oh boy, those kids ate it up! Literally and figuratively.
Except for one kid actually, one kid in each room just refused. I felt bad they were sitting there without a sticker. I tried so hard to just get a ~bite~ in there so they could have one, but they wouldn't budge. Oh well, they were old enough to understand it was their decision.
My point here is - have you ever volunteered in your kid's classroom in their early years?