Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Choice is Yours



I had a very grouchy day on Thursday. The little kids and I had to wait around after school for about an hour to help Hannah with a crazy recycling project. (What's with all the end-of-school silly projects?) It was raining. It was hot. The kids were hungry and tired and bored. And they picked and picked at each other. And it made me crazy!

When we got home I sent Emily and John to their room and I went to my bed, and I kind of forgot about them. After about a half hour John came downstairs, then ran back up the stairs.

I got up to see what he needed and found a little note by my bedroom door.

I cannot find the actual note, but the drawing at the top of this blog is another note he wrote that day. What did I do with that note? I know I put it somewhere very safe....

Here's what he wrote:

Mom, I know that your mad. Esept (except) make it a great day or not. The choice is yours. John



Waaaaa!

Every morning at school they have a little Character Education message. The 5th grade students take turns reading the message (be nice, don't be a bully, etc) and end each message with "Make it a great day. Or not. The Choice is yours."


Thank you John! I'm going to make it a great day!



Em and John, makin' it a great day. Box optional.

14 comments:

Elle Bee said...

This is too cute for words. I love it.

Kat said...

That is so, so sweet!!!!

brandi said...

Oh Wendy, that is so special. You are truly blessed to have such great kids!
Brandi

tootie said...

Aww, that is so cute! It's amazing what wisdom kids have sometimes.

Marie said...

That is absolutely precious. What a great reminder!

Mary said...

Oh I love that John! That's really cute!

Mom said...

I think I'm going to adopt that phrase. I love it! Boy, the kids can tell it like it is can't they? You gotta love 'em.

Amy Tree said...

I can't believe how much John is growing up! miss you guys

Mrs.Field's Cookies said...

John is such a sweety!

Tucker and Kira said...

oh, do I miss these kids!!!!!
It IS a great day John! Thanks for reminding us!

Amanda said...

What a very wise young man you have there! :)

Tori :) said...

Smart kiddo!!

Amber said...

Sweetest note ever! And the heat makes me moody, which means if I lived in Hawaii (beautiful as it is), I'd be moody all the time. Best I live in CO. :-)

Mary Peterson said...

Kids are great! I miss you Wendy!