I'm excited to meet you.
I have your room all ready. I washed your sheets and carefully made your bed. I swept and dusted and even rearranged so that it's different, so that it's yours. I hope you like it.
I wonder if you'll like legos or lincoln logs or videogames. I wonder if you'll like Cheerios or Kix or Frootloops. I wonder if you'll like to read or if you'd rather play outside.
I wonder what you look like and how tall you are and whether you had a nice birthday yesterday. Eight-year-olds should have nice birthdays.
I know you'll be scared. I am scared. I wonder if you'll like us, if you'll like it here.
I wonder what challenges we'll face together, what new things you will teach us.
I wonder if you, too, will quietly sneak into the crevices of our hearts...