I am not going into work today. I am not sick... but I have an important appointment to keep... I am going on a field trip with my son. The where doesn't particularly matter... it is more the why. So, why? Because he wants me to be there.
A few weeks ago he bounded in the house with permission slips in hand... and asked me if I could go with them. I think he had an arsenal of convincing reasons stuck in his pocket... because he started right in- You only got to come to one other match... But I stopped him in his tracks. Yes. I can go. The joy in his eyes was real... and his sweet smile was almost too big for his face. He wants me to be there.
My baby is almost a teen... getting closer every day... and so I am grabbing each opportunity, because I am sure that one of these days he will lower his eyes and mumble Do you have to go? I keep a hope in my heart that we will never come to that moment... but reality tells me otherwise.
I am not going to work today... and it will be a day well spent... with my son. He might not sit with me... he may not even have a chance to talk to me. But he will know that I am there.
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