So I have been dealing with major parent woes that have been weighing on me this week. Being the reflective person I am, I have given a lot of thought to why this is happening (besides that there are some people out there a few nuggets short of a happy meal). I decided to sit down and write a note to each of my parents telling them what I just "adore" about their children-yes, every single child. I don't see any of my parents on a daily basis anymore. Our dismissal system has changed, anyway...my thought was maybe because I couldn't tell them "Johnny had a really good day today" or "Mary did really well on her test" on a daily basis that maybe it's taking a toll. And I could wish their families a happy holiday at the same time. I was just going through my gifts from the parents and found a card where the parent typed out a very thoughtful note thanking me for complimenting their child and how happy they are with the way their daughter's year is going. And how she talks about me and things I've taught her all time. Ahhh, it's the little things that seem to make the bad things melt away a little bit!