Diaan Ainslee a wonderful acting teacher once told the class. I’ll paraphrase…”What other people think about me is none of my business” I had to remember this tonight when I went in for my three year old’s preschool orientation meeting. I walked in rather early to the meeting and saw the two coordinators. They seemed friendly and jovial with the other parents, it seemed, but not so much with me. Was I just being paranoid? My boy had gone to the same preschool just a year earlier. Did they not like us? Was there something we had done? Maybe not turned in some paperwork in a timely
Manner? I didn’t know what to think, so I decided to heed my teacher’s advice and remind myself… “What they think of me is none of my business” and go about my business. No worries… All is good until we are informed otherwise.
The meeting went on. All the questions were asked and answered and besides a slight schedule shift, all seemed well.
Then… We got the announcement:
“All parents of the three year old afternoon class please meet with the coordinators for a special meeting in the office.”
The bomb is dropped.
They let us know that so many people dropped out of our class that there are only four children left. The decision has to be made as to weather or not to try to make a go of it with a small class or to find a plan B for our kids.
No wonder there was an uncomfortable moment at the greeting. There is an uncomfortable feeling that goes with uncertainty about what is going to happen next. This is especially true when there is a change taking place, and people may be disgruntled.
We are still in limbo as to what will happen with our three year olds. I am hopeful and open to the possibility that they will be able to work something out. Now tomorrow to figure out how to explain to my big girl, all of three and a half years old, after preparing for days for her first big day of school, there has been a change of plans. Now THAT could be an uncomfortable situation.
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