I like to end the school week by celebrating our classroom community.
Every Friday afternoon, we dim the lights and sit in a circle on our carpet.
We pass around a bell, or a First Nations drum, or a singing bowl - something that is good for bringing sound to our gathering.
On Friday we passed a rainstick around the circle.
As each child has a turn with the instrument, they say something that they are thankful for.
The rainstick went around the circle until it came to one of my little guys.
In his most heartfelt voice: "I am thankful for my mom. She is sooooo beautiful. When she puts on makeup to look pretty, I just can't stand how beautiful she is."
My heart skipped a beat.
And he passed the rain stick to the next child.
I am joining with Ruth Ayres Writes and the Celebrate community to celebrate the big joys, the little achievements, and young boys who love their mamas fiercely.