My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Monday, November 3, 2014

Kindergarten confidence

The other day Simon came home from school with a concern.

"Mom," he sighed, "I'm pretty much the awesomest guy in my class."

"Oh yeah?"  I prodded, wondering why he didn't seem pleased.

"So every day at recess, everybody is just like 'Simon! Simon!' and it's really hard to play with everyone all at the same time.  I really don't like being the awesomest one."

Poor guy.

A day or so later, our cousin Milo was stung by a bee in the back yard.  Simon really wished he had been there when it happened.

He told me "If I would have been there I would have just done this! (insert ninja moves and sound effects) That bee wouldn't have stung Milo!"

I'm so glad he recognizes the responsibility that comes with all that awesomeness!