Sleep deprived, no make up, and hair a hot mess. With all three kids in tow, I somehow managed to get mini me to her first summer reading class today. She was a little shy, and toting a sick kid along didn’t help. It would have been easy to sleep in, and forget about class, but we didn’t. We went to our first Summer reading course geared towards those entering first grade.
The point is, I made a commitment to her. For those of you that have followed my blog, then you know that mini me has had trouble with reading and almost didn’t pass Kindergarten. I was thrilled when I found a summer reading program that could help her get ahead of first grade. What I was not thrilled was the price tag, but I refuse to let her get left behind. I read an incredible article that was title too small to fail. We must invest in these little beings to the best of our ability because they are too small to fail. Her future is worth all the effort and energy it takes to get her there. She is too small to fail.
Entry level jobs are requiring more and more advanced degrees. Even the job I currently hold, wants a higher level degree. One that I am working on, but wish I had started much earlier in my nursing career.
She may never understand or appreciate how much we gave to her education. The long nights of crying through homework ( her tears and mine), forcing her to read aloud even when she didn’t want to, all the hours spent on Pinterest learning creative ways to teach her, and money spent to get her help, because sometimes an outside influence is better. I will know, and one day when she asks why I pushed so hard and kept going even when it was clear even I wanted to give up, I will tell her. It’s because her future meant more to me than anything in the world, and in a time when she was too young to realize it, she was too small to fail.