I stopped by the kindergarten classroom to briefly chat with a teacher. The students were already in jackets and boots ready to head outside when I heard a little voice say:
I like your sweatshirt
I was wearing a grey knit dress that to a 5 year old may have looked like a sweatshirt. On this cold October day it did feel as cozy as a sweatshirt so I took it as a compliment, much like anything a kindergartner might say to you! She looked up at me in awe as I responded with my thank you. She then replied
You look like a great blue heron.
I chuckled as she ran out the door eagerly awaiting recess.
The teacher caught up with me and I stood on one leg and asked her if I look like a heron. The teacher was puzzled by my question until I relayed the heron story to her. We laughed together as I stood in the hallway telling her that I much prefer being thought of as a heron compared to what I was once called in high school, a daddy long leg! Oh the joys of being tall and long legged! I think there is a poem hiding in this story somewhere!
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