The last time my heart melted was because while checking over my son’s first grade homework I found a note written by him at the bottom that said, “I miss you mom.”
This year has been a little tough for him because he has a teacher that runs a tight ship. It’s a tough line to walk as a teacher because while kids like my little guy definitely need to know who’s boss, they also need to feel…liked? I think his teacher means well, but I don’t think he feels liked. There’s a slump about him this year that he didn’t have last year.
I’m sure part of that is because he has to learn to harness his energy a little more and it’s not an easy task when you prefer bouncing off the walls. He’ll get there. I’m just glad I don’t have to fight him about going, Lord knows I’ve got more than I can handle of that already.
I do feel very lucky with him though because he wants me to take him to school everyday and this year I can actually do that. In the past I’ve had too many daycare kids to round up and I always missed out on the school drop off thing. Now, I walk all of the kids to the bus, wave goodbye, and then drive Kainoa to school just the two of us. He’s the only one who has made this special request and I happily oblige knowing full well that someday soon this mama’s boy of mine will find his stride and shoo me away.
In the mean time, the subtle messages at the bottom of his worksheets and his off handed remarks about school will continue to melt my cold heart.
“Today is Suuuunday. Tomorrow is Monday and I don’t want to gooooooo to school…”
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1. The last time my heart melted was because…
2. A list of 20 ideas to make this your best year yet.
3. List your top 10 favorite apps currently.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Drunk
5. If you could have given yourself a snapshot five years ago of what your life is like now, what would the picture be of and how do you think you would have felt about it?
6. The best part of my day is…