This morning I opened Ryan's school folder just before he sat down to breakfast. In it I found an assignment that his class did yesterday with the guidance counselor.
Each one of the petals on this flower has something positive Ryan said about himself. I love assignments like this. Good self esteem is so important and luckily not a problem for Ryan.
So I read a few of them:
- "I am fun." - Yep, a party animal.
- "I Rock!" - I completely agree.
- "I smell awesome." - Most of the time, yes.
- "I am respectful." - In comparison to your brother and sister, yes.
- "I am fair." - Clearly he was grasping at things to say.
- "I am pie." - Pretty sure that's not what he wrote, but I can't read his writing through purple crayon.
And then I saw it: "I am smoking hot."
Oh my gosh, did he really??? He did.
I asked him about it and he refused to discuss it with me. Perhaps it was the fact that I burst out laughing when I saw it.
So like the supportive mom I am, I decided to give him a little encouragement. I often write nice messages on Post-it notes and stick them in with his sandwich. Here is today's:
As his mother, I'm not sure that I can weigh in on whether I agree with this or not. If you've got an 8-year-old daughter maybe you can ask her what she thinks. Here he is today eating his Frosted MiniWheats. What do you think? Is he "smoking hot?"
How about filling his water bottle for his lunch box? "Smoking hot?"