I realize this is my third post of the day, but I could not resist.
I just picked up a phone message from the assistant principal at Zachary's new elementary school. My heart skipped a beat when I heard him say his name, since the message was a couple hours old and I worried something scary had happened. But he quickly assured me everything was fine. The next part of his message just blew me away.
Mr. Fabey was simply calling to tell me that he thinks Zach is wonderful. He had just been out on the playground and witnessed Zachary holding the door open as his class filed in from recess. Zach was being so friendly and polite. Mr. Fabey has apparently heard a lot about Zach in the last couple of weeks, and all of it has been so positive. He thanked me for bringing such a great kid to that school.
And then he hung up, probably having no idea that the mommy who listened to that message would cry for a full ten minutes.
Just yesterday I was moaning to my mom about having a hard day with the kids, and she assured me that the pay days would come. This one came sooner than I expected.