I had this student who is like my perfect child.
He puts on hair clips and paints his nails because he likes it. He doesn’t care when people ask him why he does it, he just says he does it cos he likes it. His favorite color is pink and he openly sports bright fuschia hair and only doesn’t when it fades out because he went swimming in a chlorine pool.
He skipped a grade, loves to read, is super creative, loves to learn. He gave me face massages when I had a headache, protected me from the other kids trying to put bunny ears on me, and was just the right amount of wild.
Plus he was super cute, and I didn’t cover all of it.
I’m seriously fighting back tears. I hope we cross paths again.