The kids bring home a folder of papers from the week every Friday. We, the parents, are supposed to go through said schoolwork, review it and send the signed folder back to school on Monday. But in true Stefanie-style, I usually don’t sit down to look at my kids’ work until a day (or two) later.
So on Tuesday evening, I sat down after the kids had gone to bed, and looked over Dalton’s schoolwork. Among the debris of 1st grade announcements and tattered homework, I found a jewel: a journal. And there, on page two, was an entry devoted to yours truly.
How sweet! Evidently the teacher and I agree on that.
Dalton sees me as a ‘care-full’ mom… as in, one that is full of caring. For him.
I couldn’t resist bringing it up to him as he and Asher sat at the breakfast table this morning, wanting to hear about how those solicitous, and oft-unsaid, words about his momma occurred to him.
“Dalton! I was reading this journal of yours from school. And I saw the entry you wrote about me…”
“Huh? Oh, yeah. I couldn’t think of aaaanything else to write about.”
Asher and I laughed about Dalton’s tactless comment, trying to clue him in on the correct method of speaking to a lady. He wasn’t getting it. Thankfully, he has another 10 years or so before he even cares about what anyone of the female gender thinks of him. Or that any girl worth her salt will dot him in the eye if he speaks so callously to her.
Moving on with our morning pleasantries… Dalton and Asher were discussing cartwheels. Evidently Dalton can do a cartwheel, and Asher can not. Riveting. Dalton proceeded to ask me if I could do a cartwheel. I like to think of myself as slightly athletic, I did take quite a few years of gymnastics as a child…
I fell for it. Hook. Line. And sinker.
“Yes, I can do a cartwheel.”
Oh Lord I love the honesty of children… even when it hurts. LOL
What a sweet little journal entry!!! Don't you just LOVE finding those little treasures?!! Frame it mom, & put it beside your bed to remind you.. when you're having one of those days.. that you are a GREAT "CARE"-ful..;) MOMMY!!
So sweet.. thanks for sharing.
ps.. we need pics of the cartwheel to prove it… LOL!
How funny!! Well, even if it’s the only thing he could think of, he did it and it’s a treasure. And I agree with Keisha – I think we need pics of the cartwheel. 😉
I am in agreement with everyone else in that we need pictures of the cartwheel.
As for your boys, don’t you just love them. My boys, even my 4 year old is always trying to play it so cool, especially in front of others. But, as soon as we are alone, he is a momma’s boy through and through.
a Tonggu Momma says
Hee hee. Although I’m still stuck on the fact that you are his favorite THING. You know… not a person? 🙂
Kind of puts you in your place, huh! Two very cute stories from a couple of VERY cute kids.
Okay, I can STILL do a cartwheel..not a pretty one, but a cartwheel. Only problem is that I see stars for about 10 minutes after doing one. What’s that about? As much as I HATE to admit it, I’m old!
LOVE this post!!! Thanks for the morning chuckle…soooo precious too!
Jen & Rob says
I had to chuckle at this. Children are so sweet.
Ouch! Tell them I am old and can still do splits and a front handspring. I can probably do the back handspring but I am too scared to try.
Oh, so sweet. Gotta love those BOYS, huh? Thanks for the laugh.
wow…a couple of bruises to the ego before you even made it to lunchtime!
Sounds like there is more to that story.
Oh yes, the kids’ journals and cards from school are always so sweet (and funny at times!). My kids are always thankful I feed them good food in their cards/papers. Do they really think I would starve them!? LOL
Of course, he wrote from his heart when he wrote the journal entry and you got the slightly less truthful ‘confession’ when you asked him about it. Our boys love their mommas a whole bunch even though it’s not very cool to talk about it.
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Amy Jo says
Too funny. 🙂
How great. Kids are the best aren’t they? I love their honesty even with it’s brutal (lol).
BTW, I want to see pics of the cartwheel too! 🙂
Oh the backpack FULL of papers Lilly brings home. I can’t imagine having those papers for multiple children! Hubs brings home paper boxes from work and I save them all until I have time to reduce, reuse and recycle. The quantity of papers from ONE child in the 1st grade is just astounding! Oh, and that cartwheel thing? Not a good idea as gravity seems much more cruel as one ages. Hope you are okay!
First I want to say Hello- I followed your blog while we were both waiting for our children last summer- I think we exchanged squares for our quilt? I am enamored with you and your family. Muchly because I want to go back to China also to adopt again. We have four beautiful children, and my heart does not feel complete- my husbands heart, however, does. We continue to pray. Can you tell me if it is possible for anyone to obtain a password to view WACAP’s SN list? I am unfamiliar with this new policy of locking files- with our Cate, a friend asked us to look at her picture and we were hooked! I am so excited for you and for beautiful Vivi- I will definitely be checking your blog. My blog has become downright pitiful since we have been home with practically no entries! Love, Kim