Mostly because we did.
The bullying seems to be handled for now (thank you so much for your kind comments and emails). Madeline is on the mend. And the migraine isn’t completely gone, but is nowhere near the intensity it was on Thursday.
So time to try and get back on track.
When Maria Dismondy asked if we would like to check out her newest book, The Potato Chip Champ, I said yes without hesitation. Madeline loved the last book of hers we read, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, and we so rarely say no to new books. You know, because story reading happens on a daily basis.
And this topic? On kindness? Well, it was a no-brainer. It’s a great tie-in to a little project the kids and I have been working on, but that’s a story for another day. Or, well, when that project is complete.
Kindness is something I don’t harp on with the kids. Because I want it to come naturally. Because they know it’s the right thing to do, not because I said so. So I try my best to lead by example, and give subtle hints along the way. On Friday, after our second doctor’s office visit for the week, we stopped by Target to get another round of medicines and magical elixirs to clear up what was ailing Madeline. She has been in such a sorry state this last week, and seriously looks like a walking zombie. Miserable. My mom said to give Madeline $20 to buy herself something at the store, to cheer her up a bit.