One of my smallest kindergartners came in today, the first day after spring break, wearing new glasses. I grinned and said, "T, I love your new glasses! They make you look so handsome." I watched as he showed off his special cleaning cloth. We waited as he importantly cleaned them with the precision of a surgeon before writing time, reading time, snack time and pickup line. I marveled at the “magical sunglasses” at recess time. I’ll confess to a small grin as he walked down the hall temporally blinded by the dark lenses. Later in the day we admired the case that came with his glasses for special protection when he removed them before gym class. I wanted to ask why he could wear them to recess but not gym but today is not for rational behaviors.
I played the Ace when I called “anyone wearing glasses”, as a reason to join the lunch line and watched him and a few other luck friends walk importantly to be at the front of the line. I hope he will soon forget he wears glasses and we can see our way to day with far less drama.