Spending the next few days flying solo as a parent has me on hyper-alert. I am the one responsible (solely charged) with making sure all is well for my kiddos. I take my hat off and bow to those who single parent 24/7! It's a hard job.
Natalie requested to visit the library during Kameron's baseball practice. I agreed to take her if she agreed to be a good listener and complied with directions when it was time to go pick up Kam. We've had tantrums at this point in the evening before and it was not something I was willing to take on...but I reconsidered and decided to risk it.
The risk payed off! I soaked in every moment of our time together. We visited with Scooter, the blogging turtle. We played store-and I got an ice cream cone. We read books, Tea Party Rules and The Story of Fish and Snail. We played trains.
And then, we puzzled. Here there was drama! Nat dumped out one of the puzzles and began to put it together. She loves working the puzzles...there was a sudden moment of distraught over a missing piece-
"Oh, no! Momma, it will never be complete!"
I'm certain that the entire level zero noise library patrons heard this dilemma. I giggled to myself and insisted that we look around as I was sure we could find it (even though we didn't). When I was checking out my books, Nat mentioned to the librarian that we couldn't find it. She assured Nat that it was somewhere and not to worry...it would be found. But will it?
Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers for hosting this weekly Slice of Life event!