James is a week into pre-kindergarten and things are going well. He’s excited to go to school, and when I drop him off he runs ahead of me to say hi to his friends and teachers. After school, he gives me a big hug at pick up, and then he talks my ear off about everything he did. It’s my favorite part of the day.
Today I picked him up, and he gave me a half-hearted hug. I thought he was sad to leave school, so I didn’t press it. He told me a bit about his day, but by the time we got home, I could tell something was up.
We sat down on the front porch to dump out his shoes (he always brings half the sandbox home in his shoes), and he was listless.
So I said, “Hey…did something bad happen at school?” I figured he’d probably been admonished for talking or wiggling around. But he looked at me, burst into tears, and said, “I BONKED MY HEAD ON ANOTHER BOY’S HEAD!”
My poor little guy. I gave him lots of hugs and kisses (and told him to tell a teacher the next time he got hurt), and then I asked him, “What can we do to make you feel better?” I thought for sure that he’d suggest ice cream or a lollipop, but nope.
“I wanna put my feets in a bowl of water.”
This kid is so weird. But sure enough…
Who knew that a nice “feets” soak could make a four-year-old feel better?
That boy knows what feels good! Warm water on the tootsies- add some bubble
bath and his world will soon be A-OK again- LOL
My five year old always asks to put his feet in a bowl of water with Ice cubes, and paper towels lined on the bottom. Wth? ?
I love how weird little boys are!! They are so cute!!?
My heart hurts for James, he really just needed his mom What a kid you have!!
This made me smile big! James is adorable and a smart cookie. A good “feets” soak can definitely make a bad day better.
I really hope that sweet boy is back to his exuberant self today!
Funny! My eight-year-old son has been getting pedicures for a while now. In between, he lives soaking his feet. Glad he’s not alone
Poor little guy! I’ll have to remember his procedure for feeling better.