Friday, April 13, 2012
Are You My Mother?
One trait I admire in Gabby is her ability to find a solution in any given set of circumstances. In spite of all she's experienced that would prove otherwise, she still believes in people and relationships. I'm convinced that she has a keen sense about people, which I'm sure contributes to her resiliency.
Several weeks ago, on a Friday morning, I got a text from a neighbor: "Can I sign Gabby's planner for her?" (Her school uses planners to communicate with parents, and Gabby's is supposed to go back to school signed every Friday morning.) I was carpooling high schoolers at the time, and out of desperation, she found a mommy substitute.
I was both amused and impressed. I think of the number of times my other children have forgotten to have me sign a planner and just gone back to school without said planner signed... Bummer for them. No points. Better luck next time.
But in true Gabby style, giving up was not an option. If Plan A (get mom to sign planner) and Plan B (return to school with said planner unsigned) weren't options, she'd find a Plan C.
I called the neighbor back and we shared a good laugh that she would think of a neighbor as a planner-signing option. "She can find a mom anywhere," I remember saying.
But really, is that such a bad thing?