Our son is terrible at dressing for the weather.
In the summer he wears pants and runners, in the fall it’s shorts and sandals. 26C sees him in a sweater.
So, it was really no surprise at all today when 9C saw him in pants and a long sleeve shirt and no sweater. He was cold.
As usual, my day doesn’t have a lot of “spare” time in it. However, I decided to run a hoodie by his school at lunch time.
I literally had a 10 minute window. In that time I. Had to find him in the play yard and give him his hoodie and find his sisters and say “hello”. Any longer and I’d be late for my kindergarten run.
So, I went. I found my youngest daughter quickly. And she was so surprised and happy to see me. Her smile and hug alone would have made it all worthwhile.
After some looking, I finally managed to find my son. He was very surprised to see me. As a rule I wouldn’t bail him out of his forgetfulness or poor decision making; and he knows this well. However, every now and again I will go out of my way for them.
He was quite happy to see me. I’m pretty sure he could barely believe I was there. I had also brought him a treat snack. Mostly because he ate all but 2 small items of his lunch on the bus this morning. He hugged me 4 times and I got a kiss. That made the inconvenience worth it all.
Finally as I was leaving, I managed to find my middle daughter. She is growing up SO fast! I put my arm around her shoulders and told her to walk with me across the yard. So, she. did. When I had to go she gave me 2 hugs and a kiss.
So, my small inconvenience was well worth it today.
No, I’m not going to make a habit of bailing out my kids. They need to know life’s consequences. I’m way to busy to be running to the school everyday! But, every now and then I will always stop by just to see them.