I shall be telling this with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost
Your mom is coming to pick you up from school/preschool/bus-stop. You have been apart all morning and you missed her terribly. All the other kids moms have been showing up and you are so excited for YOURS to get there...You have so MUCH to tell her about your day! When you see her, she is:
A. On her phone, texting or chatting with another parent.
B. NOT on her phone, texting or chatting with other parent.
A. Your mom doesn't even meet your eyes. Doesn't she miss you like you have missed her? You are hugging her leg and trying to talk to her about your day and she is just giving you one word answers and telling you to be quiet. It makes you feel sad. You want her to just LOOK at you and you want it BAD. You start to do something REALLY loud and annoying so she will notice you. Now you are in trouble and she is scolding you. You feel MAD. You decide you will spend the afternoon trying to get her to NOTICE you, whether it gets you into trouble or not!
B. Your mom meets your eyes and she smiles like she hasn't seen you in a MONTH. She bends down to your level with her arms WIDE open. She says "Hey! I MISSED you today!" You run into her arms and she gives you a BIG bear hug and kisses you on your cheeks. You feel so loved. You hold her hand on the way home and you tell her ALL about your day. Your afternoon continues to run smoothly because it got off to a GREAT start!
Choose to Love.