Yesterday was the parent/teacher conference at the school. N’s report card was excellent so I knew there would be no issues at the conference and there wasn’t. The teacher, The Husband and I chatted for the appointed 15 minutes mostly about middle school. To be quite honest that is where my eye has been for the past 6 months or so. N doesn’t start there until the fall of 2014 but it’s a huge transition and I believe in being prepared for it.
The one thing I will miss more than anything at our local elementary school is the regular December donation to the children living at a local woman’s shelter. The school sets up a tree and covers it with requests. Each slip mentions a first name, age and the requested item. I love to pour over the tree and find one or two whose wish I can make come true. Normally I am drawn to the little kids whose requests are for a specific toy or piece of clothing. This year The Husband spotted a teenage girl looking for a scarf. In the spring I tucked away the scarf above with the intention of donating it somewhere but I never got around to doing it until now. I had to hunt my photos to find a picture of it. I neglected to include it on ravelry. This is the best I could find. I think I’ll tuck it and Wingspan into a package. I can always make another one. I think this girl probably could use an extra hug even if it’s from a stranger.