Colin gets to be track star next week. Part of being Track star is that you get to fill out an All About Me Poster. On it you have to draw your family. He told me he was going to draw Mommy, Daddy, himself, Elvis (our dog) and Scott. Then he paused and said how do I draw Scott? I told him he could draw a baby, an angel , or maybe a butterfly. He said he would draw a buttefly. He said he was drawing the butterfly in purple for the March of Dimes. How this made my heart happy to see him drawing Scott as part of our family.
Yet at the same time I am nervous for him because he will be sharing his brother for the first time in front of a group of people. He has never included Scott in any family stuff he has done in preschool or Kindergarten. I know kids are a lot more go with the flow and won't be judgemental but as it goes with me I worry. What if causes him to be uncomfortable or what if other parents find C talking about it unacceptable. Yup, I can't just let my heart be happy seeing this little drawing I have to find something to worry about with it....stupid anxiety.
But I do love his drawing.
D did this assignment with the same poster:) Got to love Oriental Trading! I think it's totally awesome that C includes S in his family pic! I know, it won't be what his audience is expecting him to tell. Life at this age is supposed to be carefree. I don't know about you, but I'm so tired of making other people feel comfortable with our loss. If other parents will be in attendance during presentation time, you're going to quickly be able to sort out the ones who are understanding. Any decent parent will quietly acknowledge how thoughtful it is to include angel siblings. Big hugs to you BOTH! I know this is another one of those moments . . . you will BOTH do great:)
Awww, I absolutely love this drawing and how Colin made sure to include Scott in the family picture for everyone to see! Ethan is always informing others about Sean, I often wish I could be more open like him and not have that anxiety like you mention! We need to take a lesson from our kids! :)
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