We push our kids to be the best they can be – in school, sports, arts, music or whatever interests they may have. "As long as you do your best" – that’s what we keep saying to them. But then every morning when we review the grades through Power School, we sometimes lose our cool…
And then out of nowhere…there’s a compliment another parent can give to your child that beats any other compliment. “I just want to say thank you to your child for being nice to my son.”
A mother sent me an email this morning, and I think it’s the best holiday present I got! (It beats any Chanukah or Christmas present – ever!).
The mom wrote:
“My son is in the same homeroom as your son, Josh. However, since my son is in Special Ed, he does not get to spend much time in the classroom. My son has been having a hard time fitting in with some of the kids and things have been kind of hard for him, which brings me to the reason for this e-mail.
Every year, we get together to do a Gingerbread Day…and in talking my mom asked my son to pick the nicest child from school to join him this year. My son chose your son.
So I’m wondering if your son is available to spend an afternoon with us for the Gingerbread Day.”
I choked up reading the email. I can’t wait to pick up my little guy from school and give him a tight panda-bear hug.
Here’s one of my favorite quotations from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince:
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. “
My Josh is the Little Prince, indeed!
Enjoy these wonderful holiday season everyone…
Hugs and kisses xoxoxo