It's the beginning of a new year, and we're so excited to have you as our teacher! We know God put you in our child's life because you were meant to be in it in this season. But I have to warn you, he's going to be tired. He may be grumpy. He may even be annoying.
You see teacher, I know most kids come in bright-eyed and bushy-tailed each morning because they went to bed on time, had a wholesome dinner around the table, and spent the evening relaxing with their family. But he's the coach's kid.
Things in our house are at the most chaotic right now. Daddy isn't just a varsity coach. He's a freshman coach too. We have games not just on Fridays, but Mondays as well. We do our best to have some sort of normalcy, but this time is busy, though fleeting. There is nothing I want more than for my kids to grow up on the football field watching Dad turn boys into men. They are at every game and nearly every practice to ensure it.
We are doing a lot of happy meals and on-the-go meals right now. We are getting home late from games and won't have a regular schedule until at least November. (Fingers crossed it's longer!) His dad and I are constantly exhausted but doing our best to keep up with it all, I promise.
Will you please show my baby some grace during this important yet exhausting time in his life? I know he's tired. I know he may be grumpy. I know I may have forgotten something in his backpack, or to sign a form, or that one time I forgot his whole lunch.
He's just learning so much about how to live life as a good human outside of the classroom right now, I feel I would be a fool to stop it. Thank you for being an influence in his life. We appreciate you and your patience with us more than you could ever know.