[This post was originally posted on TheLivBits 8/20/17]
This back to school blog post is for the teachers of my little sister, Charlotte. On August 31st, she will start kindergarten. Since I won't be at the school where Charlotte is going, I thought I would write a list of "Char-isms" for her teachers, in case they need help while I am not there because let's face it, she IS sort of a handful. Hehehehehe!If I had to describe Charlotte by characters in books, I'd say she's a little bit Eloise at the Plaza with a dash of Lilly (from Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse), a bit of No David and A LOT of Hermione. I've actually never read a book that had a character like Charlotte, so maybe I need to write that someday!
Here's a list of the most important Char-isms I hope will be helpful at her new school:
Charlotte gets things mixed up when it involves time, like she says, yesterday when she really means today, or last night when something happened a month ago. It's super cute but also super confusing. So, if you are counting on her to know when something happened, I'd ask another kid.
Most of what Charlotte does in her life revolves around making it into some sort of interpretive dance. Anytime there is music on, Char will start to move and her face will begin to show the emotion of the song. So, if you plan to use music in the class, I hope you won't mind Charlotte's interpretative dances.
I figured I better warn you about Charlotte's definition of beautiful. When my mum is traveling it is ALWAYS a problem because Charlotte tries to wear crazy things to school she says are "bootiful." One time she wore her cheetah long johns for like three days straight before Muma came home and made her change.
Speaking of cheetah long johns, Charlotte is pretty sure she's part cheetah, so I am almost certain she will run in the halls. SORRY!
Charlotte is very determined. When she wants to do something, she will keep trying until she OWNS it and that's why we call her CharBoss! But, also she can be a little bit bossy in life, but I know that is really just leadership skills for when she is a grown up.
If you want a friend who will stick by your side, then Char is your girl. She is super loyal even when she probably shouldn't be. Char loves people so much and she looks out for anyone who needs a friend. Her heart hurts if someone is being unkind. Char is totally justice seeker.
The best part of everything that is Charlotte is something we call CharLOVE. At first, it was a joke. We would say that we felt the "CharLOVE" whenever she made us laugh or feel happy. But, then we realized that it's not a joke, Char really does bring A LOT of happiness to A LOT of people. CharLOVE is a real thing and when you feel it, you get heartbeeps.
I am so excited to watch Charlotte share her CharLOVE with her kindergarten class. Be sure to check out my Liv's List of books all about kindergarten. And, if you want to be part of #CharsPeople, you can follow her on Instagram @TheCharLOVE.
I hope this blog post makes you think of someone you love who is starting a new adventure. I hope you reach out to them and let them know they are in your heart. Mostly, I hope after you read this you feel the heartbeeps I feel from having a sister like Charlotte. I am lucky.
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