Do you have a tissue nearby? I want to share a heart tugging moment. You probably won’t need a tissue, but I may today.
As I shared before, the day care I work at is closing. Tomorrow is the last day. We have not said much to the younger children. Hard to explain things like that to a 2 year old. Yesterday though my co-worker had one of the little ones on her lap and she told her how she is sorry but she won’t be her teacher anymore. The little girl’s eyes got big and she said, “Why?” Tears started to come and there were more “whys” as that is the favorite question of 2 year olds! She wanted to know where she was going to “live”. It made me realize how these kids do think of the day care like a home, for they spend long days there. She hugged my co-worker. She then took some deep breaths and a light came to her eyes, as she smiled. “I’ll be okay, Miss. Carolyn will be my teacher still!”
My co-worker said she couldn’t answer her, she just gave her another hug as the girl went off to happily play. Oh what kids do to your heart! I know she will be Okay, she will fall in love with another teacher and that teacher will love her, but as of right now, stay tuned. Stay tuned as I have to explain to her that I am leaving as well.
To give you a smile now, this little girl was sitting on my lap later and telling me about her Slip and Slide at home and how she wants to go on it. She invited me to come take a ride on it too. You swim right into the shark’s mouth! But she said I would need to wear a bathing suit and mine would have to be bigger then hers! She then went into talking about her bed and how it is a rainbow bed. I said how that sounded very cool! She told me that I should ask my Mommy to make me one!
I just love how a 2 year old thinks. It seemed perfectly reasonable to her for me to ask my Mommy to make me a rainbow bed, why not? This wasn’t the first thing that I was told to ask my Mommy about.
This same girl is the one who turned 2 not long ago and her Mom bought cupcakes to share with the class. My co-worker, her other teacher, turned 21 recently. When the little girl found out it was her birthday, she asked her “Where are the cupcakes?” My friend said that she is sorry but she didn’t bring any. The girl looked concerned, ” Tell your Mommy to bring you some cupcakes!” We had to laugh, such a innocent request. The little ones were glad to find out that I brought cupcakes in to share for my co-worker’s birthday. What is a birthday without cupcakes! 🙂
The Day Care may be closing and we may all be going in different directions, but the words that these little ones have told me over the years will stay.
They have a put a rainbow in my heart!