|Little Polka Dot's sketch of an Evening Grosbeak, Jan. 17th|
This morning I feel like I am a mama bird pushing my baby out of the nest. Little Polka Dot has been sick all week and home with me. As much as she loves school and friends, she wants to stay home today. There is drama... Oh so much drama. There is boot stomping involved. There are tears. There is begging and lots of pleading. "Please Mom, Don't make me go to school. I'm not ready. I just need me more day at home."
But she is ready... I know she will be okay. I stay gentle but firm. We drive to school. We are 3 minutes late because of the drama. Rarely is she late to school. She is normally my early bird. Gets dressed and has breakfast and then reads or draws... counting down the minutes to go to school.
So my prayer today is that she sees her friends and realizes that she is okay. May she stay busy and be content and not have too many sniffles. ( I hope I sent enough tissues.) I hope her face is not still splotchy from all the crying. I hope she understands why I pushed her out of the nest this morning.
I hope you all had a nice quiet peaceful morning, but if yours was a bit crazy like mine, it's okay. I think it is perfectly normal to have rough days. It makes the nice ones seem that much sweeter!
Elizabeth (otherwise known as The Mean Mama Bird)