Wednesday, September 9, 2009

First Time for Everything

There's a first time for everything, right? Today marked:

  • the first time my daughter spontaneously told me she loves me. I nearly had a sobbing fit. She has said "I love you" to her father and her brother without prompting, but never to me. I spent Sunday and Monday near death and face down in the pillow with migraines, but she came to rub my back; today she kissed my forehead and asked me if I was okay now. I asked why she kissed me, and she said, "Because I love you." I'm crying right now . . . .
  • the first time I had a student throw up in class. It was lovely. It was the last class of the day and I was a hand sanitizing fool all morning, directing coughing and suspiciously nasal looking students to sit on the other side of the room. I was inclined to comfort this regurgitating girl from across the room; instead I threw caution to the wind and rubbed her back and felt her head for fever. But I sent a student with her to the infirmary. After all, I'm not actually your mother.
Maybe both have something to with today as the first 09/09/09? Oh, wait--it's not the first, huh?


Ink said...

So glad your daughter told you that! And sorry about the migraines.

And sorry about the sick person in class, though you did a really nice job taking care of her.

Feel better! Good karma this week to you!

The Steel Magnolia said...

Thanks! Same to y'all!

ck said...

You just earned at least 250 bonus points for not yakking on her head while you were rubbing her back.

And just reading about your daughter telling you she loves you made me smile. I can't wait for my little one to do that. There's nothing better than an unscripted "I love you."

Justin Narin said...

That is so sweet of your Girl :) and did a great job with the girl in your class.

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