Heavy heart this morning. Hard to process another school shooting. Harder to process how my kids are processing yesterday’s tragedy. We ended up having a snow day (happened after my post), so I have not been among them; I have not had a chance to check in with them. But I will check in. I always do. It’s the most important thing I do. We always check in with Smiles and Frowns. And while I hope my kids can find and share some Smiles today, I suspect the Frowns will weigh more heavily. We generally devote 5 minutes to this activity, but today, the kids will determine the time. If they want to talk, we’ll talk. If they want to distract themselves in our work, then we will work. It’s up to them. It’s about them. So I do for them. Whatever they need.
Sorry for the short post this morning, all. Heart’s not in it. We are out on a four-day weekend after today, so no posts till next Tuesday. To all my teacher peeps:
Thank you for being there for your kids today. Thank you for being there for them everyday. I am so sorry that you have to carry a heavy heart today. You are in my thoughts.
Whatever they need.
Do. Reflect. Do Better.