Ever since Annie got student of the month in September, Maddie has been obsessed with getting it herself. Nearly every day since, when Maddie gets home from school she tells me that she was so good and a great helper. I have talked to Maddie's teacher, and I know it really is the case. But oh boy, if Maddie didn't get student of the month this month, there would have been heck to pay. I would not want to be Maddie's teacher when it was announced.
So when I got a call last evening inviting me to the student of the month assembly, I did feel relieved. Maddie's teacher wanted it to be a surprise, so she likes to call the parents rather than send home notes.
I'm sure it was a giveaway when Maddie and Annie saw me and Ryan in the back of the cafeteria. Maddie knew something was definitely up, and she was glowing.