This project has been getting shuffled from surface to surface for a long time now. Sneaky took care of the messy painting bit leaving the fun stuff for Caleb to do. I’m guessing C is going to want to use Daddy’s drill and not some silly screwdriver to finish this up though!
One day, a couple weeks back, Sneaky elf went to school. Caleb was amazed and thrilled when Sneaky turned up in the hood of the classroom aid’s hoodie sweatshirt. It just so happened to be Caleb’s day to share at morning meeting. What a coincidence! Caleb’s classmates, who had been hearing lots of stories about Sneaky, were very excited to get to meet him in person.
Since today was the last day of school before Sneaky will head back to the North Pole until next Christmas, Sneaky decided to send some small treats and holiday wishes to his new friends. I’m really, really grateful to Sneaky for stepping up and handling this task because I hadn’t given any thought to treats for C’s classmates yet and time was up.
Poor Sneaky fell asleep in the box after he finished the last card…that’s what happens when you stay up to 2AM you silly elf!
So our Polar Express trip on Saturday night didn’t go so well. If it were anything other than a train I might even guess that we’d killed all chances of ever doing it again. It was that awful. On the bright side, I didn’t assault any obnoxious elves! It was a close call though.
Sneak has a way of smoothing over the holes Money tends to dig…I think this train will be better received.
And because I doubt Eric is going to get the song reference in the title…
I struggled a bit with posting about Sneaky now, it seems so trivial in light of all the hurt…so pointless. Except it’s exactly the point, doing what we can right now to enjoy what we have. And it makes Caleb smile, I cannot think of anything more important right now.
The benefit beyond the smile? It also provided Caleb with breakfast 🙂
I just got back to work, I went home for lunch today and sat at my dining room table with my husband and my son. I laughed at his antics, shook my head at his desire for me to tape a twist tie to his forehead and pretended to bite his stockinged foot while I put his shoes on him. Shoes that he can put on himself but I never make him do it. I like to sit down with him and do this small act for him.
I did all of these things not knowing other moms and dads out there, not so far away from here, were having their worlds shattered. I did all of these things just because I can. It’s a lesson I’ve learned from parents who have lost their children, like Dana (For The Love of Lauren), or parents who are fighting like hell to keep them, like Amanda (This Year’s Love Will Last).
These tiny little moments are magic, my friends. More magical than any elf, more magical than any grand adventure I might cook up in my head.
Hug them tight today when you see them, kiss their faces and tell them you love them. Then do it again tomorrow…and the day after…and the day after that because it could really all be over in an instant.