Who knew that participating in Alex the cat's "Hey, Want A Piece Of Me?" giveaway would encourage a first grade boy named Lenox focus on his lessons in class? And who knew that a simple yet silly bumper sticker would make a sometimes grumpy/sometimes bored student giggle and smile?
Just like any child who is sometimes bored and sometimes grumpy, Lenox finds ways to amuse himself and one of the "amusing" things he did was to tear his name tag to shreds yesterday morning. When I found that out, I knew Alex the cat would be the perfect replacement: not only was he indestructible but he would also be the purrfect spy!
Before Alex found his true calling as a spy he was living on the cover of my tutoring notebook which turned him into a sometimes bored/sometimes grumpy cat but I didn't know where to place him until Lenox came along.
When I introduced Lenox to Alex it was love at first sight! Silly Lenox immediately began moving Alex from one side of the table to the other to see if Alex's eyes would follow him and when he passed the test Lenox said,"Alex is really watching me!"
So I sacrificed my prized bumper sticker this afternoon in the hopes that Lenox will feel especially loved and watched over tomorrow and all through the year! I hope Lenox smiles as soon as he sees his constant friend tomorrow morning!
What do think his reaction will be? Do you think he'll be on his best behavior from now on?