my oldest came out with a huge grin and proclaimed "i am so proud of myself for going inside and buying food without you nearby!" he gave me back the bills - told me he left the $.86 in the tip jar - and said i could give the cinnamon stick to the "guys in the office". it was such a great moment.
this isn't the first time he's gotten in a line to purchase something - but for whatever reason this is one that stood out the most. maybe it was b/c he was in charge of his little brother - maybe it was b/c he was in a line of adults.......who knows - but whatever it was it was good.
late sunday night my oldest tells me he needs a costume for school. he is doing a presentation on russia and wants to dress as a WWII russian soldier. the costume needs to be ready to bring into school this morning. i work mondays then we have dinner at my parents house. we usually get home late and then homework starts. so at 9 i walk into my craft room and try and figure out how to make a russian soldier costume. thankfully we have some army jackets that he can use. but now we need a hat. i google some images for ideas - find one he likes - and off i go.
now the jacket was easy enough b/c all i had to do was make a star large enough to cover the US Army emblem. its the hat that i'm most proud of. i happened to have a tiny bit of faux fur in my stash. he wanted a red top and i had that felt lying around too....and in less than an hour i had a costume all ready to go.
now this wasn't the first time i had made a costume under pressure. it wasn't even the first time i made a cool looking hat...but for whatever reason i couldn't stop patting myself on the back for a job well done. like my son - this was the one that stood out the most. maybe it was b/c i actually had faux fur ready to use - or maybe it was b/c i didn't have any type of pattern...but whatever it was - it was all good.