Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Extra Love

Today was a rough day in little Molly's life.  She got a yellow dot on her behavior calendar.  She has NEVER gotten a yellow dot.  She has been on green since the first day of Kindergarten.  Here's the story.  Molly, being the ever helpful young girl that she is, was asked to help a fellow student walk to the nurse's office to get an ice pack for a bump near his eye.  Molly was instructed to come right back after dropping this student off.  Did she?  Nope.  She stayed until that student had his ice pack and was checked out by the nurse.  Why?  Because she didn't want this fellow classmate to fall down the stairs because he wouldn't be able to see with the ice pack covering his eye.  Yes, this sounds like a kind gesture on her part but Molly has a tendency to "mother" people with complete disregard to what else is going on around her.  Molly's teacher put a yellow dot, an oops dot, on the behavior calendar because Molly didn't listen to the specific instructions given.  I explained that it wasn't a huge deal to have a yellow dot but, we always have to learn from our mistakes.  I told Molly that if there had been a fire drill or even a real fire, her teacher would expect to find Molly on her way back to the classroom.  The teacher would be very worried if she couldn't find her.  Molly was still very sad about this yellow situation but agreed that she should have listened to the instructions given and followed them.  A few tears were shed but it was nothing that a few hugs and giggles didn't fix.  I figured that she might need a little extra love at lunch time tomorrow so that she knows that everything is okay.
Our main entrée is a peanut butter and Nutella sandwich on whole wheat bread.  We cut this into heart shapes to show Molly a little extra love.  Plus, the chocolate in the Nutella will surely put a smile on her face!

Sugar pears are the fruit side.  Molly really likes how small these are, perfect for young children.  We were asked if it was a fig.  It is not a fig, it's a pear BUT it is about the size of a fig and a similar shape so we can see how they could be confused for each other.

Molly really likes cottage cheese so we added this.  She and her sister ask for it just about every day but we haven't had it in a while so this will be a nice treat.  Cottage cheese is a great source of protein and calcium, plus it has the ever sought after Vitamin D that will hopefully help Molly to be in a good mood. ☺

Our vegetables are zucchini sticks and mini yellow peppers.  Molly can dip the veggies into the cottage cheese if she wants too.  The zucchini is cut into sticks just to mix it up a little.  It tastes good and makes a better dipping stick for the cottage cheese.

Finally, you may notice 2 little Hershey's Hugs on the right where the silverware is.  A hug from Dad and a hug from Mom will certainly brighten up her day.

We're confident that Molly will have a green dot tomorrow and that she'll be in a much better mood when she gets home.

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