Anyway, I thought I'd check the Eclectic Calendar and it turns out that today is Blog About a School Memory Day. I have lots of those...years and years of them :-) But here is the one that is stuck in my mind as I begin to write. And it is a school memory involving my youngest son, but also me.
|Handsome Lad always enjoyed being fancy :-) |
Up until about third grade he often wore a suit or at least a shirt and tie to school.
The whole thing was yet another parenting lesson for me. Not so much, one of those - oh, I should have done that, not this....more of a - don't judge other parents, you uppity beeyotch - sort of thing. It turned out, like so many other things I've observed with kids, to just be one of those things. For some kids, seperation is hard. Or maybe it is for a lot of kids...but some kids want you to be very aware of how hard it is for them.
With five kids, you get a bit cocky by the time you get to firsts with that last one. You think you know what to expect. Now THAT is foolish. As a parent, one lesson that I learned over and over is - Never imagine you know what is going to happen next. Those kids, they will surprise you.
Whether you are a parent or not, children have probably taught you something. What is a valuable or useful lesson you've learned from a kid?