After my 5yo’s teacher called me this morning, I had to write an email to a mom at my kids’ school today.
Something happened between our kids, and I couldn’t keep my mouth shut.
I wasn’t sure what to say, exactly.
I didn’t know if I’d express myself as I wanted to.
But I knew I needed to let her know what was going on in my head, and I needed to do it right away.
Dear Fellow Mom,
I had to tell you that today my kids got separated in the halls while everyone filed into school after the first bell. Your son found my 5yo all upset because she couldn’t find her big brother or her way to her classroom, and offered to escort her there. He handed her off to her teacher before going to his own class, making sure she was ok.
What a great kid you have there, taking someone under his wing when he saw she needed help.
Thanks for being such a good mom that your kids turn out like this!
A 4th grade boy who pretty much never interacts with my Kindergartener daughter noticed she was scared, and helped her without prompting. I can only hope my kids are growing up to be the sort of people who would do the same thing some day.
When someone’s kid does something for yours that is so kind and out-of-the-blue, so genuine and good, you simply can’t not thank his parents for doing such a great job at their most important job.
Have you thanked a fellow parent lately?
Who do you wish you had thanked?