So yesterday my daughter was recognised in front of the whole school by the principal for outstanding behaviour, demonstrating leadership and maturity in the presence of adults without being told or shown, just using her own initiative, unknown to her but of utmost importance to our school last week. .
I missed this acknowledgment as I choose to ‘skip’ assembly. Then came the group texts letting me know what exactly I had missed. 6 hours later, my daughter walked through the door and didn’t say anything until asked ‘what happened at today at school?’ .
I remember sighing as I unwrapped her from my embrace thinking... why didn’t I show up today? How could I have missed this? I felt emotional and wished I could rewind the day and my choice to go for a walk. The decision to do something for myself versus something for my daughter left me feeling blahhhh. Neither of us knew this acknowledgment was going to happen today which is why it was even more significant. .
Not at all trying to be dramatic but sometimes juggling kids, work, school, house stuff, health, and a busy day ahead … i do chose self-care, but today I just wish I hadn’t. .
After apologising to my daughter for missing this, she leaves this note on my bed before she goes to bed. 😍Deserving of an award... ha! I think so. Sometimes I think she is my teacher, I learn from her everyday. 💕🌟