I have two stories:
The first story is from my first week back with SMART. Meeting my kindergarden boy, we picked a book to read and while I was reading, he would make the sound to the beginning letter of the word I was saying. I was thinking “wow, this kid is really into this, loving the alphabet…” Then when I closed the book in his “outside voice” he said, “that was boring” and every adult in the room was laughing, it was awesome!
My other story is two years ago; I had a little girl I was reading to. Then one day I came in and she wasn’t in SMART anymore because she needed more than SMART could offer. I was bummed we were never told and able to say goodbye. Fast forward to last year – I was at SMART at the beginning of the year and guess who comes in the room? She runs across the room and gives me a huge hug – it was wonderful. She wasn’t who I was reading to but it still touched my heart!