Britt has gotten several packages over the last several weeks because of school starting. Well, now everyday he asks me, "What is my surprise today?" I did take him to get an ice cream one day last week and a milkshake yesterday since he had a "off" day but obviously that won't happen too often. He is so hopeful that I hate to say that there isn't a surprise today. Maybe, I will start planning activities like the park or swimming in the pool and make those his fun surprises.
I ended up making a huge mistake as a parent today. Most days Britt gets off at 1:45 pm. On Wednesdays, he gets off early at 12:30 pm. I am usually about 15 minutes early to pick him up and today I thought I was acting no different. Well, about 1:15 pm I get a call from the school telling me that they have Britt in the office and that I need to come pick him up. I immediately jumped up, grabbed Paisley and headed to the school. On my way, I called to let them know I was coming.
When I got there, I went straight to the office. Britt was sitting in the waiting area and happy as can be. I apologized to the lady and she then reminded me about the early dismissal on Wednesday. I felt horrible. I apologized to Britt and he said the sweetest thing, "Don't worry Mommy I am not mad at you." I even apologized again and he reminded me that he already told me he was not mad at me. What a sweet little man I have :) I still feel horrible about it but I know this isn't the first or the last mistake I will make as a parent.
I guess that was my "surprise" today!