So Andrew comes home from preschool today and mentions, in a sad tone, that he missed the Daddy & Me Day. You should have seen his face. And then you should have seen MY face looking at his face. I was devastated. He found out!! Ugh! I was SO hoping that no one would mention it at his school. I guess that was wishful thinking.
So I said to him, “No, Bubby. We couldn’t make it on that day. I’m sorry we missed it. Did one of the kids in your class talk about it or something?” and he shook his head NO. So I asked, “Well, how did you find out about it then?” and he said, “The teacher. She said, ‘We missed you at the Daddy & Me Day’.”
Oh. My. Gosh. Maybe I should have told his teachers not to bring it up to him? I honestly just assumed that they just wouldn’t. I dropped the ball, yet again. I should have said something. He has awesome teachers so I know they didn’t mean any harm.
Why didn’t I write this important event down on the schedule??!! My poor baby! My sweet #8.
I was so upset all over again that I whispered to Rich, “Quick! Do something with him so he knows he’s special to you!” and he said, “What are you talking about? We just went on a bike ride together! Yesterday I practiced soccer with him for a half hour! I do plenty of things with him!” and I said,“Honey, I know, but just do something right now with him…please…for me. I just feel so bad!”
And so he rolled his eyes at me (he thinks I’m thinking waaaay too much into this missed Daddy & Me Day, but what does he know of the Mommy Guilt? He knows nothing!) but he did what I asked anyway (of course he did – good husband’s usually do!)
CHECKERS with DADDY!
Andrew is SO good at playing checkers! For a five year old, that is. I taught him how to play when he was 4 years old, and he and I play every chance we get. Because of this, he’s become quite skilled at the game, much to Daddy’s surprise.
My sweet boy. I love him so much!
We asked Andrew what he would like to do with Daddy to celebrate the Daddy & Me Day, since we missed the one at school, and he perked up and said, “Disneyland!!” and I asked, “With all of us?” and he shook his head, “No. Just me and Daddy!” And because we have annual passes to Disneyland, that is JUST what is going to happen! Andrew and his Daddy will spend the day at Disneyland, just the two of them.
I’m feeling a little better about this now.
Of course…if I’m not there…who is going to take the pictures?!!