When I was picking the kids up the day of Back to School night, a boy came up to Alexa and said, "Alexa, I dedicated my book to you." And when her teacher asked him why, he said,"Because Alexa is always nice to me. And when I was worried because my mom wasn't here after drama class, she sat with me and made me feel better until my mom came." He was so sweet. He's not in her class, so that evening we made a stop to see the book and sure enough it said, "This book is dedicated to my parents and ALEXA." It brought tears to my eyes. She is really amazing, wise and sensitive. Only eight, and able to make such an impression on people.
A few days later, her teacher stopped me to tell me that while they were preparing for a class party, she made a comment about too much sugar making the kids go wild, and Alexa came up to her later and said," You know Ms.Lightfoot, I never get wild." Her teacher was cracking up, she was so sincere, and worried that her teacher believed she would be wild.
At the bank yesterday, and as we were walking in Travis held the door for me pushing the stroller, something he always does, and as usual we were stopped and asked about the babies by a couple of women in the waiting area. They commented on what a good helper he was and how old he was, and then we went to get in line. As we finished, one of the women came up to Travis and told him that since he was 5 and such a good helper for mommy, she wanted to give him something special, a five dollar bill!! I wish I had my camera with me....but it was so nice of her to acknowledge him. So often the other kids are overlooked because of the twins, and to have someone go out of their way to make him feel special, especially a stranger. It was really nice.