Sawyer’s transition to preschool is not going well.
Some days I am still peeling him off of me, practicing the Preschool Parent Code: quick in, assure him I’ll be back soon, kiss, hug, quick out.
Other days the teacher is prying him from my arms as he cries and I try not to cry and I stand in the hall listening for his sobs to let up and the secretary is telling me not to worry and he will be fine in a few minutes and I can call if I want.
Every pick-up is the same, the teacher is proud of him and he is proud of himself and the only sign of our morning departure is how tightly he holds my hand as I lift his schoolbag from its hook.
During his most recent I-made-it-through-the-day-Mommy brag session, his teacher asked if he wanted to show me what he had done that day.
He led me back into his classroom and showed me an “S” of fuzzy lines, triangles with a side of glue and his name in marker. Everything was pink.
Sawyer’s teacher explained that he had used pink all day, because it reminded him of his mommy, “it’s your favowit cowor” he looked up to say, just in case I had forgotten.
My heart was warming and melting and if it wasn’t so soft it would probably have been breaking too.
This little boy, who is mine, he thought of me all three hours of his big long day.
He chose pink markers and pink paper and pink crayons and thought of me.
What a gift it is to be so loved,
and a greater gift to be reminded.
How do your kids say I love you?
Looking for some fun things to do while the kids are at home? I’ve rounded up my favorite sensory activities over at Childswork this week.
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