The sweetest kids

Yesterday (obviously) was Mothers Day. My daughter gave me a flower seedling, a cute little book of ten reasons she loves me, and a card. We also had “a meeting.” I think she picked up the idea at her daycare, where they had weekly staff meetings, usually outside her classroom door. She shared with me her sticker collection and what each one means, and her list of BFFs on her chalkboard, among other things.

Then we colored, with markers on those posters with black “velvet” lines. She saw a package of them at the store Saturday, and I got it because she loves doing art things. I hadn’t expected to color with her, but it was fun.

And my son? Well, he talked about his band trip and about the orientation at the high school last week and this and that — excited and cheerful and ever so talkative, all the things they say not to expect from teenagers. He’s looking forward to high school, and he’s happy with where he is, mostly. That’s a wonderful gift.

So that’s what I’m grateful for, today and always — kids who want to spend time with me and share the important things in their lives with me.

What are you grateful for this week?

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8 Comments

  1. Ashe Elton Parker

    May both your children always be cheerful and talkative and want to spend time and share important things in their lives with you. 🙂

  2. It’s not my place to say, but I often feel like I need to hear things like this, so here it goes in case you may feel the same:

    It seems like you have really awesome, well-adjusted kids. You and your husband are doing a great job raising them, and they seem well on their way to capable adults.

    It’s a wonderful thing to be grateful for. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  3. Erin,

    Just my personal experience, but I know a lot of talkative teens, mine included. I start to wonder if it’s the topics offered the other kind of teen, because they certainly talk to their peers. I know you well enough to know your topics are broad and have good crossover. Keep listening to them, and in my experience, they’ll keep talking :D.

    Sounds like they’re growing up into wonderful kids :).

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