Tick Stuck – Something Special from My Son
Upon entering the house Monday after school, my son threw down his backpack, rummaged around for two small pieces of paper, and promptly waved them very closely to my face.
“Mom, look! One of them is really special.”
Here is what was on the two slips of papers:
Slip #1: A treasure chest full of stickers for making good choices
Slip #2: A note from the school nurse with a tick taped to it; The note stated, “Removed tick from head, sent back to class; tick attached”
Can you see my conundrum? Which of these slips of paper was the “really special one” in the eyes of my six year old?
In my infinite mommy wisdom, I said, “Wow, buddy, that is so much awesomeness! Which one do you think is more special?”
His reply, “The treasure chest. The tick was just stuck in my head, so the 8th grade teacher helped me get it out, and then they taped it to the paper. Can I go outside?”
Well, there you have it.
My son valued his success in making good choices over a parasite. I am Mom of the Year! Continue reading “Tick Stuck – Something Special from My Son”