03 February 2013

my child is unique :: just like everyone else's

Everyone knows that their kids are uniquely remarkable.

But it never hurts to get a bit of proof.

The Boss is now six. Which is reason enough for me to get misty-eyed and nostalgic this weekend, but chronic sleep-deprivation and a couple of glasses of celebratory prosecco certainly sped things along.

While I was looking for something totally vital and utterly lost yesterday, I stumbled upon this farewell letter from her Singaporean preschool teacher. It sums up everything we loved about our years there. It was such an affectionate, happy, joyous time, and I can't believe another year has passed!

Watch out blubberers, this one might make you wobble (or maybe it was just my delicate emotional state). It's awfully nice to have someone else say this sort of thing about your child (ignoring the strong probability that she writes the same letter to all the children).
In the past two years you have amazed me with your wisdom and knowledge. You are my sunshine girl who slowly became the apple of my eye. You have matured beautifully this year, more confident and self-dependant. It is indeed a joy to teach you.
You are doing extremely well in the understanding of phonics. I am confident that with proper guidance and support, you will soon embark on the reading journey.
It really breaks my heart to see you leave Singapore. Alas! We will not be able to see our little bud blooming into a beautiful flower. However you will always reside in the core of my heart and we have no doubt that you will be a pleasant addition to any institution you join.
Already missing you immensely, your class teacher, March 2012.

I know. I KNOW. Some teachers are worth their weight in marshmallows aren't they?


  1. This pinches my heart a bit.
    Sounds like the boss is an amazing little wonder- excuse me...a big 6 yr old wonder:)
    Happiest of birthdays!

  2. Such an overwhelming testament to the beauty of your big girl! Happy birthday! Did you read 'And now we are six?' It's one of my favorites.

  3. Happiest of Birthdays to your little flower! Mine is turning 8 today - gulp!! And happiest of birthing days to you, mama.

  4. What a lovely letter from a dedicated teacher. Happy birthday to your little girl who is growing up!! Six is a lovely age.

  5. Awww, that's such a sweet letter, and definitely worth treasuring – one of my teachers wrote me the most incredible letter when I moved schools at 14. It still makes me cry when I read it.

  6. What a lovely letter :)

    Happy Birthday to The Boss, and may her reign be long ;)

  7. Happy Belated Birthday to your little dear! What a letter to treasure and I've felt that there are just some teachers who stay with us for life, aren't there? I really think one teacher like that can stay with you for a lifetime. Thanks for sharing.


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