Sunday, October 3, 2010

Abby's Special Helper Day

The kids' preschool  has a special helper every day.  They go in alphabetical order plus you get to be the helper around or on your birthday.  Last year my kids were gypped.  Our last name is at the end of the alphabet and they have a summer birthday.  They were all the special helper once before Christmas.  By the time their 2nd individual turn should have come around it was towards the end of school and the teachers were trying to get all the summer birthdays in.  My kids had to be the shared helpers for their early birthday day.  While everyone else in the class got to be the special helper 3 times, mine only got 2 and 1 of those times they had to share.  Sometimes it really doesn't pay to be a triplet.

They LOVE being the special helper and ask almost daily if it is their turn yet.  This year I know we will not be here the whole year.  By the time their normal turn comes around we might not even be here.  That is why I asked if they could be moved up.  It is bad enough we are going to leave in the middle of school.  I was determined the kids would not get gypped out of being the special helper this year.

Friday was Abby's turn.  The special helper gets to ring the cleanup bell and pass out the name tags.  They hold the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance and point to the letters, numbers, colors and days of the week.  They put the date on the calendar and tell everyone what the weather is like that day.  They get to be first in line all day.  The special helper brings the snack and gets to pass it out at snack time.  Who wouldn't want to be the special helper!

An extra added bonus was that Mark was home for a long weekend so we both got to watch Abby be the special helper.
"Carrying my baby all over town"

Getting her name tag

Ringing the clean up bell

The 1st one to put her sticker on 

Passing out name tags

She is SO short!

Ben bumped his chin on the table
They usually sit at different tables, but Abby put their name tags all in a row.

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