Mornings are typically stressful for me. I know I'm facing an ugly commute and that I have to be out the door right on time or I will be late. So, I don't take the time to stop and "smell the roses" and every movement is purposeful.
Sydney was in a very good mood this morning, which makes life so much easier on us. She was very compliant and did almost all of what she was asked. I even managed to get her to "race" to the car in exchange for wearing two of my favorite bracelets during the ride to school. She's held them before and just plays with them. Today, she decided to take off her shoes and socks and wear them on her ankles. I was a little frustrated when we arrived to school because it meant that I would have to put her shoes and socks back on. This means more time. I didn't really say anything to her about it because I know she's just a kid and she just wanted to play with her feet. I believe I said something like, "Syd, you need to leave your shoes on in the morning." I think she wasn't listening at all. She was kind of talking to herself.
At this point, both socks are on and almost one shoe when I hear her say, "Have a good day, birdie!" I had to stop what I was doing and look up. She was watching a flying bird. I couldn't help but melt. A huge smile came across my face and she grinned. I gave her a kiss and said, "You have a good day, Sydney-pants!" She laughed and said, "You have a good day, Mommy!" I just love her sparkly eyes when she smiles. She can be just soooo sweet. I'm so very lucky!
So, all of you, have a good day!