Friday, May 20, 2011

My little baby chick

Emily had a bad day at school yesterday. It was a bit upsetting for me because there she was crying into the phone from the nurse's office and I was stuck over an hour away from her. All I wanted to do was get to her and hold her. But I couldn't.

Thankfully, Grammy was close by and was able to reach the school within 10 minutes. She told me that Em had stopped crying at that point but was shaking when she picked her up.

One wall of my jail cell (or cubicle, whatever you want to call it) is full of drawings that the girls have made me. I have a folder at my desk stuffed full of drawings because I cannot bear to throw them into my recycling bin. Each and every one means something special to me. I sometimes find a drawing wedged between items in my work bag. Or placed on top. Or sometimes as I'm rushing out the door, one of the girls will call out, "Wait! I'm making a picture for you!"

Em drew a Tangled picture for me a few weeks ago. It has been sitting on my desk next to my monitor. Every time I look at little green Pascal, drawn only as a four year old could draw him, I smile.


6 comments:

amanda said...

Aww :( Hope she was okay!

Jessica said...

My mom still keeps all of the drawings that I gave to her as a young child and I plan on doing the same for my children. I know that it means a lot me me now and always will, I want to be able to give that feeling to my kids when they are old enough to understand! Your such a good mom.

http://hopefullittleone.blogspot.com/

Beth said...
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Beth said...

I love this story! Very touching - especially since my husband worked on the movie Tangled!

http://www.babiesandtwins.com/

Alice said...

aw! poor baby

Triple U said...

A cute idea, if you don't want to hold on to all the artwork, is to scan the drawings (or take photos of each piece - depending on what it is) and then make a shutterfly (or whatever company) book out of them. You could do a separate book for each year, for each girl, or what ever works for your family. Just a suggestion....