I have had so many changes in the past couple of years. I'm talking mental and attitude changes. Things that once made me feel slighted, hurt or offended I now look forward to performing with glee.
Whether it is having my holes used like a kleenex or sock to get him off before bed, or folding his laundry, or putting away his dishes, or any of a hundred other services I provide, almost every time I can do it with an appreciation of my role, and feel how lucky I am to have him to serve. I may be getting a bit sappy again, but would you rather hear my complaints?
Even when I get an order I don't want to obey, like this morning, it does work out for the best usually.
I asked him if I could "call in sick" from being the helping mom at school today. In case I forgot to say, he had signed me up for that, and I've been doing it once a week since. It has been sometimes very hard keeping the kids on task, but it is always rewarding for our son, who loves having mom at school. I think it makes it special for him. A room full of second graders though! There is a good reason I never wanted to be a teacher. This morning I was just not in the mood so I asked if I could stay home.
Master looked at me sternly and said "Are you sick?" and I said "No."
"Well, you should go then" he says. And that was the final word.
I went, and it turned out this is the last day for needing helping moms at school this year, and I got a present from the class. It was very sweet, and I was glad he made me go. The kids in my group were sad to see the end of the activity, and said they would miss me. Sniff sniff. :)