Lessons from Jake’s Backpack.

I recently pulled all of Jake’s returned homework and such from his backpack. I found something that indicates he’s learning more important lessons than are being taught formally. 


“I’m thankful for my brother Ben. He is always happy and always makes me happy. Sometimes it seems like he’s mean but he actually just had a bad day at school. I’m so glad he’s part of my life.”

I read this to Ben, and he promptly exited the room, went straight to his brother and gave him a big hug. It was a very touching moment. I have never felt more proud as a mother. I am thankful his teacher slipped this into his backpack for us. 



About Mindy

I am a mother of two boys, a disc golfer, a former derby girl, a sonographer and an aspiring writer. Sometimes words and events replay in my head endlessly until I let them out. I am verbose. I have lots to say all of the time. If there's something you'd like to know, you'd be better off asking.
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2 Responses to Lessons from Jake’s Backpack.

  1. Sometimes it’s worth diving into the “black hole” that is our child’s backpack. What a wonderful story and sweet surprise for you. 🙂

    • melcisum says:

      Thank you so much! Really, most days, I’m relieved when I’m not pulling up a mashed up sandwich or a toad or something from the boys’ backpacks, lol…

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