It seems like every time I sit down to write, life gets busy. We’re dealing with everything from the end of school craziness, to Little League, to simply enjoying the gorgeous weather. We spent 4 hours in my parents pool yesterday- I think my kids are part fish! Tonight we had a baseball game where Scorch caught a pop fly and threw it to the 2nd baseman who turned it into a double play. Not bad for a bunch of 6 year olds! I have to admit I kinda dreaded becoming a sports mom, but seeing the joy on my kid’s faces when they play and do something right is the best.
We also had the Bean’s first experience with puppy love today. There is always this quiet little boy that comes up to the Bean every day when I drop her off. He isn’t nearly as loud or demanding as some of the other kids- he just stands there and smiles at her. This morning when I was helping her put things in her cubby he walked over with the Teacher’s Assistant (TA) and handed Beaner a penny. The TA then took the kiddos into the coat room and had Beaner put her “extra special penny” in her backpack and asked me to wait as she walked the kids into the classroom. All this between the kids was done without either one saying a word- they just smiled at each other and the little boy blushed to high heaven.
The TA came back out and told me that this little boy came into school that morning with the penny. When the TA told him that coins aren’t allowed in the classroom he got every upset and he said he had to hold on to it because it was a present for the Bean. When she asked him why he had to give her the penny, he simply replied that he loved her. I almost melted right then and there. 3 year olds can be the biggest pains in the butt, but when they are cute, they are really cute.
So glad I decided to have these kids- I can’t imagine how much I’d miss out on without them around!