Our transition in sending C and AB to school this year proved to be much harder on AB than on C. She tends to be initially shy, and boldness is not really one of her characteristics, whereas her big brother is 100% outgoing and bold. She tends to hide intentionally in his shadows but going to school made that difficult. She had a rough go at the beginning of the year just trying to find friends and be confident in a classroom setting.
When I posted months ago about the school's fundraiser (Rollin' Roar), I saw first hand how hesitant AB was in participating in the fun. Every girl in her class sang karaoke as an activity. AB sat out with me and her young siblings and told me she was way too embarrassed to join them.
Wednesday the 4th graders were in charge of chapel. AB invited us to attend and said she had many speaking parts and a costume to prepare. At school I was shocked to see the transformation!
She stood before the entire school and said her lines in a microphone with confidence and clarity.
And what really was a shock was when AB played the roll of a teacher and volunteered to bring her Mimi Blair's old wig as part of her costume. I was so proud to see my shy daughter breaking out of her insecurities and displaying growth of character, not to mention getting some laughs with her great costume.
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