“Don’t embarrass us!’
These were the instructions my children gave me on Sunday night and again on Monday morning. My children’s school had an event going on later that Monday. Parents were invited to come in to their children’s classroom and stay for up to thirty minutes and observe what the children were learning. Since, I’m working from home these days, I was the parent who would go visit.
The children and I discussed the visit before-hand. We went over the parameters.
“So, can I call out your name?”
“Can I say I love you?”
“Can I say I remember when you were a baby?”
This went on for a little while longer with me saying things which I knew would horrify them. Horrifying can be fun, and I’m really good at it. They even laugh sometimes. However, their final instruction to me was repeated multiple times. And they – the boys and the instructions – were clear and serious.