Joey was feeling a little anxious today as he returned to school. He was a bit nervous that the kids would tease him for Friday's little incident. And he was feeling especially remorse for Chantel* after what she endured. Joey was so appreciative of how kind she was to him, asking him if he was okay, even while her back and her hair were covered in... well, you get the picture.
Chantel* was so lovely that we decided she deserved a little present. When Joey was feeling 100% on Saturday we headed out to the dollar store and Joey picked out some pretty pens, notepads, a clipboard, and some stickers for his sweet classmate.
When we got home Joey made her a card too.
On the inside Joey wrote: "Dear Chantel*, I am sorry I got sick on you. Thank you for being nice. Love, Joey" He completed the card with a bunch of butterflies, which are her favorite.
Joey was very excited about the present. I think it made him feel as though he had a little control over the situation. That he could make it better. And I hope it does.
AND, Hopefully, this will be the last "sorry I puked on you" present that we will ever have to buy.
(*Name was changed to protect the innocent victim)