I struggle. With a lot. Mostly I struggle with overthinking.
One of the things I overthink about is all of the end-of-the-school-year posts that people do on social media. I don’t know why it bothers me. I guess I feel like we are creating a generation of children that have to be validated and reassured by social media posts that they’re “good enough” — or really, that they’re BETTER THAN everyone else. And that’s just not real life, you guys. FACEBOOK IS NOT REAL LIFE.
I don’t want my kids to look outward for confidence and reassurance. I want them to look upward. To Jesus.
At the same time, I’m proud of my kids. They worked really DANG hard this year and had to overcome some stuff that built their character. So…just so I have a record, I’m posting this here. On this blog that hardly anyone reads…
Tenacity. That’s what the Claggett kids learned this year.
Kindergarten wasn’t Noah’s favorite thing ever. But his teachers sure were! They turned him into an amazing reader and a “word whiz.” 😉
Josey has had two Achilles surgeries since January. She still managed to get the Principal’s Award for straight As all year and the 5th grade Rogers’ Rock Star award…thanks to her outstanding teachers.
The common theme? Amazing teachers. Loving people. Great schools.
Public school gets a bad rep these days, but not from us. We are so very thankful for all those who taught, poured into and loved on our kids this year. Thank you, THANK YOU all you teachers and school staff out there! You are appreciated.