I'm sad to see this holiday weekend come to an end. We spent the better part of last week up in New Hampshire and I feel like I need a few days to recover before returning to work.
The girls all had tadpoles this spring in their classrooms. As the school year came to an end, the tadpoles were raffled off via names picked out of hats. Emily won hers first (Biggie Smalls) and then Anna brought home Taddy. Sadly, Biggie Smalls passed away after a week. I'm wondering if he was a runt as Emily told me he was the smallest one. Emily was so heartbroken. The sadness spilled over to Allie and Anna. Admittedly, I was a bit upset too - I had grown to like the little guy.
Biggie and Taddy had been sharing a tank in Emily's room. The night after Biggie passed on, I asked Emily if she wanted me to move the tank to Anna's room so as to not further upset her. Anna came over to me crying and said, "No. She can have it."
"She can have what?" I asked.
(The kids tell me this should be our Christmas card photo this year.)