I’m so blessed have the childcare kiddos around. They are the best. We’ll be in the middle of the day and one of them will walk up to me and say, “Jo, I miss Roger.” I love their honesty. Most of the time they run around with no thoughts or sorrow and are laughing and giggling. They are such a wonderful example to me of how to go with life since Kramer’s passing.
There were several people who questioned me going back to work so quickly. I sure didn’t hesitate. I knew they’d be good for me. How can anyone be full of sorrow when surrounded by the laughter to children?
I thought I’d share a fun day here from this week…
My brother came for a visit on Sunday and ended up staying overnight. We had a great visit and he got a good look at what childcare life is like as he hung around for part of Monday. On this day he helped staple rubber bands to “make this guitar”. He staple fans…made bracelets and got to “attend the play” the kids put on for us.
The oldest here made everyone be a “planet” and then she made up a song about planets. Well being there are so many planets, there weren’t enough kids to represent the planets for she had to recruit extra players.
Gannon was recruited to be one of the planets.
Ruby was even drafted to be Jupiter…. Bahahahaha!!
She is such a good dog. I’ll admit her and Gannon played their parts better than Carver….
And better than the little brother who was throwing a fit because he wanted to be the moon and not Mercury.
Once the “play” was over Jay and I gave them a rounding applause.
These kiddos soaked it in…the others and Ruby, didn’t care much. They were ready to be done being bossed around by the oldest.
..and with that, it was time for my brother Jay to leave. He had his taste of childcare and it was time to hit the road and make more visits…but first air in his tire. That turned out to be a big learning experience for the kiddos too.
…and with he got hugs from everyone. It was all unprovoked and spontaneous on the kids part.
In the short time Jay was here he could see how good it is for me to have these little people in my life.
…as he drove away Carver yelled “Uncle Jay naunny (naughty) he no have helmet”. Out of the mouths of babes!! This is exactly why I love them all so much. Honest, sorrow, and hugs all in a tiny little package.