Sunday, May 13, 2012
Beading, birthday presents, and mothers day
Liam made a necklace as a gift for the birthday girl this weekend. He worked so hard on it, selected all the beads himself from the big bucket of random beads I have left from college. (Yes, I went to a hippie school.) He did all the stringing, I helped with the jump bead and the clasp only. Then he had the idea to make a little bag to hold the necklace and so we did. He really, really likes this little girl; her parents are the teachers for Liam's little school, and he is fascinated by all that. All good.
Birthday girl loved it I think. She put it right on. I wish I had taken better pictures.
Liam did pretty good at the party. He was very, very anxious that I might leave, and tearful at the prospect more than once. So I stayed. It's hard to not feel embarrassed when he acts this way, but I'm trying to just get over it. He is how he is, and I didn't know one way or the other if it was a drop off or a stay and play until we got there, so I hadn't prepared him for the idea that I might leave. He really rallied after the lunch and participated in the activities including the pinata (which he loved). I'm sure he would have been fine if I had left.
As we walked across the street to the car after the party he volunteered: "Mommy, thank you for staying with me even though the other mommies didn't have to stay." Happy mothers day all.