After my first day back at work after the half term, I was feeling it a little. It had been a tough day and I was feeling a tired and achy. As I lowered myself down towards the sofa to sit down and relax after cooking the children their dinner I said
“I’m all achy. Maybe I am coming down with something!”
My eldest son replied
“Yes, It’s called old age!”
The cheeky not so little thing.
On the last day of term, the boys came home from school and started emptying their bookbags. taking out pictures that they had done, letters and homework that needed to be done. My little one, who is 4, emptied the whole contents over the living room floor. Looking very distressed, rummaging through the contents, he was obviously looking for something. I asked what he was looking for and he replied that he had painted a card and couldn’t find it. I comforted him and told him that maybe it was still wet which is why the teachers never handed it to him at the end of the day and that it would still be there when he gets back after the half term holidays. My heart ached a little as I remebered that it was Valentines day at the weekend and he had probably made a card for me. Well… On the first day back to school, his childminder brought him to me and he came running over to me, holding a pink card in his hand. Smiling from ear to ear.
“Mum. Here’s the card that i forgot in school!” I took it from him and looked at the front. There was a big red heart that had been painted with red paint and inside was a little valentine message.
“Aw! Oliver that’s lovely, Thank you!” Remembering that last day of term and how distressed he was over not having the card. I bent down to give him a cuddle
“It’s not for you Mummy, It’s for Nanny!”
I opened the card and sure enough there was a message to Nanny and NOT Mummy. And there was me thinking that I was the only lady in his life 🙂
Do your children say and do funny things?