Being a parent is a ridiculous trip. I read a quote recently that sums it up so succinctly.
“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.”
- Elizabeth Stone
I’d always wanted to be a Mom and I got that wish, three times over. We do our best and we discuss how to parent better and sometimes we are at a loss as to how to make it better for these pieces of our hearts that are walking around unprotected.
But then sometimes you arrive at the school to pick up your kids and your son asks if he can show you what is hanging in the hallway outside of his classroom.
I asked him if the acronym phrases were given by friends in his class but, no. He was the one to fill them out.
At eight years old, he exudes more confidence, clarity, and wisdom than I do. I might ask him to give me lessons in a few years.