In an earlier blog, I mentioned that I have the hardest time getting myself, my kids and mySELF (it is worth saying twice, I think) ready in the morning without something falling through the cracks AND arriving on time.
Well, thanks to some ideas provided by Michele over at Sqwahr.com, I am able to keep my head afloat.
One of the ideas was to be willing to make the kids' lunches the night before. I originally resisted this idea thanks to my very own issues with soggy bread (BLECH), but my kids don't seem to care, and it gets them out the door with lunches in hand... SO... who am I to point out the grossy-grossness that is soggy bread. After all, I'm not eating it.
I was also one of those parents that REFUSED to try a bite of baby food (Double BLECH).
As I enter my kitchen to make lunches for my kids, I realize that I can't find BoopaLoop's Princess lunchbox. No matter, I have brown paper bags for such an event. I'm in the process of making her lunch when LittleMan comes in to watch me.
LittleMan - Are you giving me a paper bag?
Me - No, that's for BoopaLoop.
LittleMan - Oh, good! I don't like the paper bag.
Me - (Surprised) Really?! Why is that?
LittleMan - It makes me sad to throw them away.
Me - (WHAT?!) Oh, I'm sorry. Why does it make you sad?
LittleMan - Because you put 'Love' on the bag, and I don't want to throw it away.
Me - (Tearing up a little.)
I had NO IDEA he even knew what I was writing on the bags! He is a beginning reader, so I wanted to put something on the bag to help foster his interest in reading. I'd put his name, a heart and something like "Love, Mommy". That's about it... but apparently my son was understanding the message more than I did.
Thank you, LittleMan, for reminding me that even the little things matter in life... now, get over yourself and throw the bag away.