Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge!
I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Around 4:00, I got a text from H. He was at drama, and was asking if I could stop and grab him a “veggie burger and a smoothie in about one or two hours?”
I happened to be at a meeting just around the corner from the restaurant he was talking about, so I agreed. Sometimes I’m nice.
As I pulled into his school parking lot, I realized that I should have made sure he wasn’t going to get in trouble getting a dinner delivered. Sometimes I’m not so quick.
He met me at the sidewalk, and I asked him if he was sure this was okay.
“Oh yeah,” he said. “Everybody is getting food delivered, Chick-fil-A mostly.” Sometimes I’m extra proud of my vegetarian kiddos.
I gave him a hug and told him to have a great rest of practice.
“Wait!” he said. “I want to give you a real hug. Thank you so much for doing this. This is the best dinner delivery ever.” He put his food down on the sidewalk and gave me a big 6th grader hug. Sometimes gratitude can melt your heart a little.
At home, I gave the other veggie burger to my 10th grade daughter.
“Thanks!” she said and sat down to dig in. Sometimes gratitude comes in different levels.
Then a text came from H:
Sometimes it’s nice that your kids have a device they can use to text you.