On Violet's Preschool days last week (Tuesday and Thursday) They held a preschool sing-a-long at 2pm each day and even though I have attended them before, of course I just couldn't miss these ones, as they will be her last for preschool :(
Violet sat with her aide among the other children and did her best to sing along and it was really nice to see.
I am so glad I did go as they sang a song I hadn't heard them sing there before, a short version of "I am Australian" and boy did I cry on Tuesday seeing her sing to this chorus:
"We are one, but we are manyAnd from all the lands on earth we come
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian"
To me this song is about equality and a sense of belonging and sitting there watching my gorgeous Violet sit amongst her mainstream classmates with all her additional needs sing along to this song it moved me for those very reasons.