Today, as we walked outside for recess, Lorenzo, our line leader, whispered, “Mrs. ______ can I tell you something?”  Yes, he still calls me ‘Mrs.’ and it hasn’t gotten to me yet.

Now, we’re supposed to be silent in the hallways.  It’s not an easy feat for kindergartners.  Dare I say, it can be impossible, but we do our best.  Normally, I would shake my head ‘no’ and keep walking, but this kid just kills me with his sweetness.  I had to wait for some friends to catch up with our line anyway, so I knelt down so he could whisper into my ear.

“You are the bestest teacher in the whole world.  You and Mrs. D. is the bestest,” he smiled as he hugged me.

I’m glad I broke the rules for him.