"I'm the helper tomorrow, Miss Karen!  I'm the helper tomorrow."

Not tomorrow, bud.  Thursday.  You are the helper on Thursday, ok?

Then he goes to get his coat and backpack.  Afterward he runs up to the front bulletin board to look at his photo.

"I'm the helper tomorrow, Miss Karen!"

OK, friend.  You are the helper. 

The enthusiasm to help and to be part of something.  I love this kid.


Brianne | March 2, 2011 at 11:40 AM

I wish we all were that eager to help...

Anonymous | March 2, 2011 at 12:08 PM

It seems that young kids are often so eager to be "helpers." I wonder if that's just something everyone outgrows, or if somehow we discourage them out of it. Hmmm.

Unknown | March 2, 2011 at 12:49 PM

And you lead by example my friend. Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

mermaid gallery | March 2, 2011 at 1:54 PM

I remember that kind of enthusiasm! I loved being a kid and I loved my teachers. Somewhere along the way, that naive eagerness waned.....but I'm still interested and's the only way to be.....

Barbaloot | March 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Love little kid enthusiasm. Especially when it means they race to get the phone or answer the door and I can stay seated:)

Roxy | March 2, 2011 at 7:08 PM

What a cutie! Aren't kids the best? This post made me smile :)

Charlotte | March 2, 2011 at 10:43 PM

I love the enthusiasm. And anticipation in little ones is always so precious (and a little exhausting).

The Way I See It | March 2, 2011 at 10:57 PM

Too cute! His enthusiasm makes you want to create something for him to help with BEFORE it's his turn. What precious moments you experience in your line of work.

Heidi | March 3, 2011 at 2:18 PM

You make me love him, too. I've said it before, I wish my kid had had a teacher like you.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan | March 3, 2011 at 4:48 PM

He sounds like a delightful kiddo!
You are so blessed to be able to see the good within each of those kids.
What a rare gift you are to those you interact with.

Ca88andra | March 4, 2011 at 2:42 AM

I think you must be an excellent teacher!

wendy | March 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

That would be a good lesson for all of approach each day with enthusiasm to BE A HELPER

Rachel Cotterill | March 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM

It's cute that he wants to help. Maybe he could do both days? ;)

Erin | March 5, 2011 at 9:34 PM

I love the enthusiasm of children too. I wish more could rub off on me.

CiCi | March 6, 2011 at 4:20 AM

If only we could all carry that same enthusiasm into adulthood.

Joanie | March 6, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I can totally see the whole picture. The little things like that I miss the most.

Joanie | March 6, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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Connie | March 6, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Ahhh. Brings back not so long ago memories.

* | March 7, 2011 at 12:16 AM

It's all in the attitude (and sometimes mine needs an adjustment!).

Thanks for the upbeat reminder.