A moment captured from the week that captured my heart.
A Friday ritual inspired by Soulemama.
I went to have lunch with each of the littles at school the other day, which in and of itself is always fulfilling. Waiting in the hallway for your kid to walk by while all the other kids wave at you like a celebrity. That moment when your kid notices you and wasn't expecting your company for lunch. The thrill and excitement as he tells all his friends that you're his mom and you're eating lunch with him. I'll relish these days while they last, before that fateful day when they will pretend they're not related to me in public.
My Kindergartner eats first, then my First Grader. I had a lovely lunch with Alec, then moved to the other table where Aidan had saved me a seat. As I sat down, he stood up to whisper in my ear, "That's the girl I was telling you about who's pretty." What? Right next to me? Oh my goodness. I look over to see this radiant little girl just smiling sweetly at me with her turkey sandwich in hand. I quickly say, "Oh, are you Grace?" then realize I may have just embarrassed my son or her by revealing I know her identity. Then I remember they're First Graders and I probably don't need to worry too much about their investigatory reporting skills. She answers, "Yes." Then I compliment her DARLING pink sequined TOMS shoes and she tells me, "These shoes are called Grace and my name is Grace too!" I almost cried. "Oh, that's very special. I wish I had some shoes like that."
It was a special lunch. The three of us visited about our favorite vegetables, the daily activities and whether we like ham or turkey sandwiches. As I walked Aidan back to his class, he informed me he'd already done something kind for Grace today, "like you told me to, Mom. Our class needed more paper and I volunteered to go to the office to get it, and you know, one of those papers was for Grace. And I was a gentleman. I held the door for our whole class to walk through, and Grace went through so I held the door for her like you said."
I hope I didn't embarrass them asking to take their picture. I positively couldn't help myself.
If you are inspired to do the same, leave a link to your moment in your comment.
Happy Weekend, Lovies!