Star of the Week: Munch

Two weeks ago Munch was the star of the week of her kindergarten class. She enjoyed her morning in the spotlight. We prepared for this week a month in advance.  I got to sit back and watch her in her element at the front of the class, answering questions.  Munch got to create a poster that told her classmates all about herself.  She got to bring a parent to class to talk about their job or something else.  Since my job “is so boring” per Munch, we decided that I would talk about my background in theatre.

I spent 90 minutes with Munch and her class telling them stories about how I first got involved in theatre and singing. Munch and I sang “My Favorite Things”, and then the entire class sang “Do Re Mi” with us (about seven verses).  I am in awe of how much those simple gifts light up the kids.  The attention and the surprise in their faces and eyes when I began to sing sustained my heart and soul for days.

When Munch and I talked again this weekend, I mentioned her gift of art.  She told me that my gift was to make music with my beautiful singing voice.  I am in awe of my sweet Munch and her capacity for kindness and empathy.  I hope that she remembers our relationship always like she drew us in this picture – full of unconditional love.



About tranquilamama

Juggling parenthood, housework and working outside the home in the corporate world with my wonderful husband. Mom to 2 beautiful girls. PPD and PPA survivor. The title of my blog is after a phrase that was repeated to me in Spain during my semester abroad in college. It roughly translates to relax and calm down. Trying to tame my inner perfectionist and just be a good enough mom.
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5 Responses to Star of the Week: Munch

  1. Robbie says:

    Sounds like an amazing way to spend 90 minutes. i lover her drawing.

    • Robbie, it was such a joy and a delight. Her art is truly one of her most amazing gifts. She can see beauty and patterns in everything. My sweet girl is teaching me how to view the world differently.

  2. I am just melting at this. Your voice truly is a gift, as is your friendship. You are a very loved mama.

  3. Munch has got her own style of valuing you. I am so amazed to see how kids portray their language of love activated when you give them your time. You will really see that there’s more to what a child can do and imagine. Thanks for the share!

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