Today, Edgar’s science project was due. It was on Albert Einstein and his contributions to the field of science. Titillating, I know! Hear me out though, real quick. As we were making our way up the stairs of the school, he wrestling with the display board about twice his size and me trailing behind trying not to tangle the stand alone kinetic energy model Anjelica had built for him the night before, all of the sights and sounds of elementary school took me back a couple of decades to my own grade school experiences. Memorable, to say the least!
Wow! This is what it feels like for him everyday at school. Usually once I drop him off and leave for my office I rarely give his day-to-day activities any thought. He’s at school learning. That’s it. At least in my mind that’s the rationale. This morning, though, seeing all of those other kids and teachers in the hallways, in the classrooms, in the main lobby areas, and then hearing his classmates greet him “Edgar!” it really made me realize just how much of a part of his life school really is. Yes, I realize that might make me sound like a crappy parent, but I’m just being honest.
It’s easy to forget that these little people are also living their own daily lives that feel just as important as our own adult lives everyday. Even easier to forget that in the blink of an eye they can be all grown up and living their own lives, not needing us to finish or carry their science projects for them anymore.
Cherish the moments with your little ones folks!