Finally! Finally, I was able to have lunch with a wonderful 4th grader who has been asking me if we could have lunch together for WEEKS. It seemed everyday she’d ask I’d have to let her down due to a booked schedule. Last week she wrote me a note on an index card that broke my heart. It read, schedule lunch with me.
When I saw her run up to me today I started to go through my schedule, worried that I would have to let her down again. I was overjoyed when I realized I was FREE. As she approached I said, “Guess what?! I’m free for lunch!” She literally jumped in the air and squealed. Little did she know that she had just made my day 10 times better as well.
As we sat and ate she told me about her mom, her friends, how she’s doing in math, her dog Poppi, and anything else that came to her mind. As she continued chatting, I thought about how this was the best lunch I’d had in awhile. I wasn’t working through my lunch. It was free of stress. It was FUN.
Those 30 minutes eating and chatting were exactly what I needed and exactly what she needed.
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