Photo TuesdaySeptember 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Posted in Giggles, Photo Tuesday | 26 Comments
Tags: Children, Kids, Life, Milestones, Motherhood, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, School
“Look in his bag when you get home,” his teacher whispered as she handed me his orange backpack, the blue elephant on it streaked with almost as much dirt as my son. “There’s something for you.”
I nearly forgot. Between hauling in discarded shoes and baggies of half-eaten graham crackers from the car. Between washing dusty, sweaty faces, hands, and feet and corralling toddlers for one last potty break before books and naps. Between feeding and soothing the hot and cranky baby. I almost missed it.
This. I almost missed this, this bouquet of purple flowers picked just for me on a nature walk at preschool. These wilted blooms, tucked tenderly between spare socks and shorts. These precious weeds that made my afternoon, and my heart, blossom.
Do you remember the first bouquet from your child? What’s the best thing you’ve found in a schoolbag? And the worst??
See more flowers in bloom at Beth’s on Thursday.