We began the day like any other school day…busy, busy, busy! All rushed and frantic, we ran through our normal morning routine: get dressed, make beds, brush teeth, do hair, put socks on, eat breakfast, make lunches, jackets and shoes., etc., etc., etc. We loaded ourselves into the car and sped off to the school, ready to conquer our first day back after the holiday break!
The kids and I pulled into the parking lot of the school just as I was finishing my usual morning pep talk. It took us several seconds of utter confusion and dismay to realize that the parking lot was nearly empty and the school grounds - which should have been bustling with people - looked deserted. It slowly began to dawn on me that I may have mistaken the true day on which I should be bringing my children back to school. Hiding my face from anyone passing by, I quickly grabbed my phone to check the school website. Alas, I had indeed brought my kids to school...a day early…
I quickly tried to formulate a back-up story to explain my idiocy in case I encountered anyone I knew as I escaped from the school parking lot. However, we made it safely out of the school grounds without being noticed and were free to have a good chuckle over our mistake. My sweet kids and I giggled quite heartily as we drove home from school with the beautiful morning sun still shining down on us.
It was as I watched my kids’ giddiness over another day at home that I realized what a happy blunder this had all been. I had been given another beautiful day free of responsibility or commitment with my kiddos. We spent the day going out to lunch, playing play dough, doing kitchen science projects, watching movies, having laser-tag gun wars and dancing together! This day was a blessing in more ways than one. Not only was it just plain fun, but it was a day where I realized what a blessing these three children are to my life. They are what bring magic to my life, and I feel so honored to be their mom!
Cherish every moment with your little ones, for those magical moments will be here and then gone faster than we realize!