Let’s take a break and talk about something/anything good that has gone in your life for the past week.
For me, it is my daughter’s process of maturing. She is trying to figure out her independence and her self-hood as she gets older and gets closer to being a middle schooler. She did two things this week that are the epitome of this transition.
Last Thursday at dinner, she started a conversation with us: “Mom, Dad, I don’t want to offend you, but I want to make my own lunch for school as that is something I should be doing for myself…” Honey — we’re not offended and we greatly appreciate you taking on more.
And then on Monday, we had received a permission slip and a request for chaperones for her big class field trip. It is a full day trip in March. I was lucky enough to be able to chaperone her all-day field trip last year and I had a blast. She told us: “I’m okay with you guys coming, I’m also okay if you can’t”
I’m signed up to chaperone in a few weeks. I will do my best to not embarrass her or acknowledge that I know her unless she initiates that recognition.
So let’s talk about something good today.