Dear Dane,

Yesterday, I had a one on one meeting with your kindergarden teacher for your first quarterly evaluation and after what I have learned I want you to know that I am so proud of you. I told papi about the meeting yesterday and we can’t stop smiling.

You never seize to amaze and impress us. Your teacher (Frau Gutknecht) told us that she believes you to be a very smart young man, and she is not the only one who can attest to that. The impression is shared by your other teacher. Frau Gutknecht showed me some of your school work and I came away mightily impressed. Believe me when I say it is super wow! You colored and painted so well and with so much attention to detail. You even write your name on top of your work and your teacher was surprised to see that. Obviously, you are a huge fan of spiderman as you made lots of drawings featuring spiderman and venom.

She said that you have artistic talent. You should know that when I was young I used to be very good at drawing. I drew a lot of faces, places and other things. I remember my aunt (tita Gie) telling me that I was an artist and now I believe that you inherited this talent from me.

I am so glad that you are enjoying your school and that you have already found a best friend. You told me how nice Samuel is to you and that you want me to talk to his mom to invite him to our place and I promise you and papi that I will call his mom on Friday.

Something that is of concern to us is language development. You speak good English and your German keeps improving but it seems that you have some difficulty pronouncing certain letter combinations such as M, N, Größe and Ng. Understandable considering the multitude of languages and dialects surrounding you. I also learned that you are a bit shy. It seems that you only play with Samuel. So Frau Gutknecht suggests getting you into more social surroundings.

I know you have this attitude where you are not very open to other people. You are picky when choosing what people to be friendly and socialize with. Your papi is the same, but try to be open my love. You have a beautiful future ahead of you and we will always be here for you. Do not be afraid.

We love you so much Dane. We couldn’t be prouder of you! You continue to make us happy. I love you young man!


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