Yesterday we had no food to pack the boys a lunch for school. But luckily my Amazon fresh delivery was scheduled before 10 am. So we sent the boys to school empty-handed and I called the school to let them know that I was going to bring the boys their lunch and stay to eat with them.
When I got there all the children were outside for recess. I felt like a celebrity as they all confidently came up to meet me and tell me their life stories. By the end of recess I was “driving” a choo-choo-train with about 10 children on board who helped to add “coal” (pine chips) to the engine as we drove off to California. Anthony took my hand and showed me all of his favorite school yard toys.
Then we all lined up and headed inside. I got to sit at the table with the boys and we ate together. Nathan proudly told 4 or 5 children that I was his mommy. We also got invited to Helia’s birthday twice. I learned all about all of the activite and decorations in their classroom. The teachers were very welcoming and I did my best to not disrupt the norm too much. Everyone sat surprisingly well behaved as they ate their lunches. It was interesting to see what all the other parents pack for their children. It inspired me to get the boys each their own lunch boxes for their birthday (THIS SUNDAY!!!).
I had so much fun and hopefully I make it a few more times this year to enjoy lunch with the boys. For all you other parents out there, it’s something you have to experience. I’m so proud of my guys and how fast they are growing up.