What a beautiful blog post to kick off my four-week, Positive Parenting series. I hope you all enjoy this post, “Parenting From the Heart” by K E Garland.
When my youngest daughter, Desi was about nine years old, I volunteered to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas to her third-grade class.
That afternoon, I thought her teacher was going to introduce me. She didn’t. Instead, she pointed toward the chair and asked the students to sit “crisscross applesauce” and listen to me.
I sat. I read. I left.
Desi was a bit miffed.
“How come you didn’t say you were my mom?” she asked later that night.
“So, you wanted me to say, ‘Hi everyone! I’m Desi’s moooom?’” I exaggerated.
“Well, not like that. Maybe just tell them in a regular voice.”
Immediately, I knew what happened. It wasn’t just her teacher’s fault that no one knew who I was. It was mine. My oldest daughter, Kesi would’ve never wanted her friends to know I was her mom coming to read to the class. But Desi was different…
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