Monday, June 05, 2006

It must be tough being popular

Not that I'll ever know about it.

I'm referring to my sprog, Dinkerdoodle.

When I dropped her off at school this morning, there was her new teacher, Ms Lori. Her former teacher, Miss Lauren, was there in the playground also.

Dink didn't know what to do. She looked at Lori and looked at Lauren as if to say, "Holy crap, who do I go to?!"

Lori said, "I'll take her" and picked her up.

Then Lauren walked over (uh-oh). She said, "Dinky, do you want me to hold you after Tammara's mom drives by?"

I'll explain that one.

The playground is next to the parking lot which is a big ole circle. Usually, at drop-off, the children will either dart off to play or hang with a teacher. Lauren, the world's favorite teacher, normally has a line of kids around her. Today, little Tammara wanted to have Lauren hold her while Tammara's mommy drove by the playground to wave good-bye. This is actually a normal thing.

Then along comes Dinker.

Lori held Dink for a few minutes while I hung back to tell Dinker I'll see her later. When Tammara's mommy drove by, Tammara took off. I then talked to Lauren for a few while she held Dinker. She told me about her weekend and how, as she watched the movie "Ice Age", she noticed a "Star Trek" reference in it (she knows I'm a Trekkie). She said she'll help Dinker learn to do the Vulcan peace sign.

Dinker just ate up the attention.

As I drove by, I saw Lauren try to get Dinker do the Vulcan peace sign. She almost got it. They both waived good-bye as I drove by the playground.

I'll bet you by tonight, Dinker will have the Vulcan thing mastered.


Whinger said...

Nice on the Vulcan greeting.
And how fabulous for her to meet love wherever she goes.... :)

Jaded&Opinionated said...

Glad the illness was nothing serious! And that your little Dinker is quite the social butterfly. They mostly ignore my kid these days.

Thanks for the comment over at my place. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the outrage in any of this. The problem is, this is the local public school district, not a private placement. This is where all the kids in my town go from k-8, so, that leaves pretty much NO alternative options. That's why we had to get a big fancy lawyer. It's infuriating, to say the least!

Mr. Fabulous said...

She's gonna need an entourage next...

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Something tells me that her Vulcan peace sign at the hands of such a young 'un will look more like she's giving someone a 'V' sign!

Maidink said...

Whinger ~ It's where she's at. They are so good with the children at this place. Expen$ive, but the best choice for the sprog.

Jade ~ They more I hear about L'il Jade's school, the more I want to throw a 1,000 tarantulas through their front door (after the children are escorted out). Your Jadette sounds like such a sweet little girl. How anyone can be so heartless and assinine towards her is beyond my scope.

Mr Fab ~ She has one - me and her Daddy. It'll be a full-time job soon.

P and T ~ NO! She does it properly - palm facing outwards. She knows the V sign is palm inwards with a rasberry sound as she throws it up. What kind of parent do you think I am?

awaiting said...

With her budding popularity--didn't that just make you smile and feel good! Just goes to show that the sparkling personality gained from her parents is recognized by others!

Maidink said...

Awaiting ~ Yeah, Dinker has an awesome personality. We still don't know where she got it. Which leads me to my next thing. Sparkling personality? Me and Geo? Okay, what is it you want ...

Rowan said...

its great when a child is well liked, it makes thier lives so much easier....I always feel bad for kids without charisma...its tough

Maidink said...

Rowan ~ My one nephew has all the social skills of an eggplant. I feel really bad for him. he's going to his Jr Prom solo but it doesn't bother him. I say good for him. I didn't care for my Jr prom (or any prom for that matter).