Oh the thinks she thinks... After being at her house and discussing my application to grad school she sends me this little nugget of goodness. And since I blog as a way to have a written family history for Jett, these wise words are now preserved.
Yesterday, I walked into the sitter's house and a toddler carrying a toy ran up to me. I picked up that baby boy who began to call for Papa, his sitter, repeatedly. On the way home I kept catching glimpses of this little boy in my mirror. When I got home this toddler brought me item after item I requested, he played by himself- dunking a basketball for ten minutes, he shook his head when he didn't want food, said up when he needed love, and fell asleep after a sippy cup and not a bottle. It happened yesterday... I saw that my once chunky little baby is growing skinny and looking more and more like a little boy.
I have begun writing letters and notes to my friends. Sometimes I wrote to tell them they are on my mind, to recall a memory that made me laugh, or just to send photos I print for them. I've begun writing notes to people letting them know I noticed their hard work, their job well done, or thanking them for their service. Last night I received a reply to my letter from Governor Winter. At nearly 92 I was amazed, thankful, but more than either of those touched.
This sweet faced boy threw his biggest fit yet about ten minutes after this picture was taken. I'm not exaggerating. He screamed so hard and so long he burst blood vessels in his cheeks. It was super embarrassing. We were trying to hold him down to unclog one of his tubes. It didn't work and we had to try another course of action.
So don't be fooled into thinking our usually happy boy is a joy all the time.
We are currently having a Principal Corps reunion in Jackson. We listened to some great speakers yesterday on of whom was former Mississippi Governor, William Winter. He will be 91 in two weeks and he spoke as eloquently as I have ever heard him. I met his several years ago at the Whole Schools Institute, but yesterday it was a smaller more intimate setting. He has been such a champion for education in Mississippi, but more importantly equal education in Mississippi.