When Ryan and I went to Parent-Teacher Conferences for Noah, they told us we could sign up to be a Mystery Reader. What that means is that you sign up for a day to come in and read to your child's preschool class. We thought that was cool, and so I chose a day around Noah's birthday. His teachers sent home a "clue" sheet, and what you had to do was write down 5 clues about yourself that they read to the kids so they can try to guess who the Mystery Reader is.
Yesterday was the day I signed up to be the Mystery Reader. I told Noah I had the day off of school. We dropped Juli off at Theresa's, and I took him to preschool. I gave one of his teachers the clue sheet and then I sat in the hallway for about 10 minutes. Then another one of his teachers came and got me and had me wait by the door so I could listen to them read the clues and guess. The first clue: My favorite color is purple (well, my favorite colors are purple and blue). A bunch of kids guessed it was their mom or sister. One kid said it was his dad. The second clue: I like to read books. A bunch of kids guessed it was their mom or dad. The third clue: I like to play guitar. Noah was the only one who had a mom who played guitar. The other kids had dad's or brothers. The fourth clue: My family has 1 dog (I had started to write 2 dogs, and then I had to cross that out). I heard Noah say, "we used to have 2 dogs, but Chili Dawg is in heaven now, so we only have 1 dog now." Broke my heart to hear him say that. The fifth clue: In the summer, I like to do the Warrior Dash. Only Noah and one other kid had a parent who did that. Then, they had the kids close their eyes and point their heads at the ground. I tiptoed in and sat in a chair. Then the kids opened their eyes. Noah got a big smile on his face and ran up and gave me the biggest hug! It was priceless. Even his teachers commented on his reaction. When they got settled back down, I read them "The Lost Dinosaur Bone", by Mercer Mayer. It was a lot of fun.
When preschool was over, I picked Noah up, and took him on a Momma-Noah date. Since his birthday is coming, he had gotten a free kids meal from Red Robin. Every time we drive by Red Robin, he always says, "Red Robin, YUMMMMM!" We both ordered our hamburgers and then when we were mostly done, they brought him a birthday sundae with balloons tied to it. He thought it was so cool! I wish I had my camera, but I didn't. From there, we went to get him some new shoes, because the kid has been wearing the same size shoes for over a year, and something told me they had to have grown even though he never said his shoes hurt. Sure enough, I was right. Then, we picked up some supplies for his birthday party, got his hair cut and picked up Juli since it was about the time she would normally be up from her nap. It was a busy day, but we had a lot of fun.
I can't believe my baby is going to be 5 years old soon, AND going to Kindergarten in the fall. I think I may throw up.