It was recently Random Acts of Kindness week at the Child’s elementary school.
These little gestures are things we’ve done together since she was tiny.
The thing is we’ve never referred to them as as such.
These are the terms we’ve typically used.
As a result, when the child was informed it was R.A.O.K. week, she was perplexed.
Until I began to explain what it meant & she immediately knew what she wanted to do.
And immediately shoved me out of the way/the process.
I’ve never been so happy to be shoved in my life.
This is her Random Act of Kindness week story as only the child of a blogger could tell (links/photos added to explain references are mine. She’s not *yet* that savvy of a guest blogger).
It was just Random Act of Kindness week at my school.
I think it’s because there are problems with bullies (Carla note: I don’t think this is exactly why, but it’s not my tale to tell.).
At first I could not think of anything I could do that was a kindness.
I think my mom misses her friend, Melvin.
And then I remembered something my mama and I did when we lived in Oakland.
It was really fun.
We did it before school.
I got papers and markers.
I made signs for my classroom.
I made a lot of them.
My mama cut the bottoms so people could rip off what they needed.
I thought a lot of people would need hope (Carla note: her hope remark really surprised me.)
It was a lot of work.
I took them to school and I showed my teacher, Mrs. J****** (Carla note. My name-edit. Mama be privacy-cRaZy).
She thought they were awesome.
I put them up around school.
As soon as I taped them people wanted to see them.
A**** asked if she could take something. I told her yes. She said she needed help.
At the end of the day my mama picked me up.
I took her to look for my signs. They were all ripped.
That made me really happy.
The next morning I was too excited to sleep.
My friends M****, A***** and me planned to make 10 signs.
I came downstairs before 530 and got Charming and made mine.
I was excited for school.
I brought my mama inside when I taped them up.
We brought our blue tape from home.
I surprised my mama and I didn’t bring all my signs to school.
I kept one at home for us.