Thursday, May 31, 2012
at least one of us is good at science projects
The non-scientist me did NOT want to work on this year's project. I would have if I was needed. But since Rick was more than willing to take on this project from start to finish, I graciously bowed out and let the 2 of them go to town.
The controlling mom in me felt guilty for not participating. Every time I saw the board and the lettering and the construction paper I felt guilty that I wasn't putting it all together or instructing what step was next.
And then it hit me. They need this. My role as mom is fulfilled in so many ways throughout the day. And Rick's role as dad is as well, but they need this. This bonding time. This thing that belongs to only them. This memory to share forever. Science doesn't have to be my thing. It should be Rick's thing.
And I am more than ok with that. I am at peace that I didn't have to hypothesize and conclude and list materials. And I am thrilled that our son formed special memories with his awesome dad.
at 10:27 PM