There are times I really miss going to work. But then there are days like these that make me so happy that I now stay home and make my own hours so I can be available for my kids when I need to be.
Stella had a presentation about a year long project her class was working on. It was about the state. Her class started working on it in November and they just wrapped it up last week.
All the kids got to present their hard work to their parents, grandparents, family…anyone they wanted to invite to the celebration.
My husband and I both went. He got to go because it happened to fall on his day off, otherwise it would have been just me.
There was a girl at Stella’s table that kept looking at the door, waiting. She was waiting for her mom to come…she didn’t. I know this girl because she lives across the hall from us. Things happen. Maybe she couldn’t get out of work or had an appointment she had to keep, you never know, but my heart broke for her.
The were teachers that came over to ask her about her project, but you could tell it wasn’t the same. When Stella was done showing her project to us, I went over to her, sat down and asked her to give me her presentation.
Ted and I left, and when Stella came home I asked her if the girl’s mom came, she didn’t. But, there were other moms and dads that came over and did exactly what I did.
This is why I am SO glad I have the flexibility to attend all the school events, and if for some reason my husband or I can’t make it, I know my kids’ grandparents will gladly take our place.