Today was my son's first time participating in show and tell at his school. Can I just say, 'we've come a long way, baby!'
My once shy little boy has most certainly come out of his shell at school. He talks to me about his day, and when I ask him questions about what he did at school, he answers and tells me stories. I love hearing the things he says. I love that he is no longer as shy as he once was, and that he woke up at the crack of dawn, excited about school.
Today was an extra special day for him - not only was it his turn to do show-and-tell, he was also the 'friend of the day', AND - the best part of all? My mom was the invited guest at the school. She read from the book she recently illustrated, talked about her career as an artist, and did a painting demonstration for the children, from kindergarten to grade 3.
Christos brought in some of his crystal and rock collection, and talked to his classmates about why he loves collecting them and where they came from.
At the end of the morning, he said: "Today was my best day ever at school!" and hearing those words? I melt.
It is hearing the little things like that make my heart beat a little faster, that make me feel like a million bucks, that make me so completely happy as a mom. Isn't it the same for you? When your children are totally happy, what more could you ask for?
Because if my son had the best day ever today? Then I did, too! It's really that simple.