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A glimpse at Macy-The Student

Our family was together with some friends watching the Cougar basketball game tonight and I glanced over and saw Macy sitting on the couch with another little girl about the same age and they were playing a game.  The two had their heads together and Macy was explaining how to play the game to the other girl and in that moment I saw a glimpse of Macy The Student. 

The picture of the two was so simple yet it was a sight I had not yet seen-or at least the parental lesson had not registered before.  Macy was using a very calm, sweet tone with the other girl who was playing the same for the first time and I could hear her encouraging the other girl.  It was a conversation just between the two of them and I saw her as a person, not my child.  For some reason it hit me this is the Macy others will know at school-not as "our daughter" or "as a member of our family" but simply as who she is and how she interacts in what is to become her separate world.  I was so proud of her in that one little moment, to see she is developing the skills she will need to survive and thrive in that environment.  I guess as a parent we always hope we're doing the right things to set them up for success but at age five it's pretty much a crap shoot because they're all over the place emotionally-one minute they're sweet and the next we could swear they're an alien's child so it's nice to have a moment of affirmation that this too will be just fine.

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