Throughout the year, Lucy's school participated in Journey through Books
The kids all read (or were read to in the case of kindergartners) and track their progress in journals by way of number of minutes read
Yesterday, there was an "awards" ceremony for the readers
Medals and t-shirts were given to the kids who reached a certain goal
Lucy came home, quite proudly with both
As she was showing off her medal (which she was wearing when I picked her up) and t-shirt, she all of a sudden looked quite forlorn
What’s the matter pal?
Oh Mumma, I just feel bad…
As she was talking, Lucy was playing with the medal hanging around her neck turning it over in her hand and lifting it up to admire it
…….well really, you and Daddy did all the reading….I just picked out the books and listened….maybe you should have my medal and t-shirt…
I ruffled her hair
That’s sweet honey but no, the medal and t-shirt are yours, you keep them….you earned them for wanting to be read to all the time
Besides, next year you’ll be reading to us
I gave her a hug and she let out a sigh of relief before declaring
Oh, what a relief!
I was really sweating your answer
I actually did not want to give up either.....I just felt like it was the nice and right thing to do…but really Mumma that shirt is going to look so good on me....like Super Reader good and I really like the way a medal feels around my neck....