First, when we were walking into preschool this morning, C spotted her last year’s teacher down the hall. You know how kids are often awkward when they run into their teacher from the previous year? And C tends to be awkward and shy around people at first, anyway. So I felt myself inadvertently preparing myself for her typical shy routine.
Well, imagine my surprise and delight when C ran past me and hurled herself into her teacher’s arms. Her teacher grabbed her up and held her for a few minutes and talked to her before putting her down and sending her off to class.
All this happened while I stood there in a daze, observing the scene while unexpected tears threatened to spill down my cheeks. It was just so precious. And even more precious was the way C said good-bye and then walked right on into her new classroom without even looking back.
And lest I make you nauseous with the overabundance of sappy mommy posts I’ve written this week, here’s something of a very different nature.
This is how lazy I am. A few nights ago I killed a fly on the frame of my computer screen. The dead fly guts are still there, two days later, starting at me every time I sit down to the computer. I never think about it when I’m up and around, and once I sit down, I’m too much of a bum to get up off my bum and get a napkin with which to dispose of him.
Now THAT is the very definition of pathetic.