The other day, Jaden brought home a wonderful art project from school. Over a lunch of bologna and orange slices (his lunch not mine), our coversation when something like this:
Me: Jaden I really like your art project.
Jaden: It’s me – dressed for the snow.
Me: I see that. You made a pattern on your shirt .. pink, green, pink …
Jaden: GREEN! And my mittens are yellow.
Me: I love the face you drew! Here are your eyes, and your mouth. And did you draw freckles?
Jaden: No mommy, those are my ouchies.
I didn’t know which to respond with – a giggle because of his cuteness or a tear for all of his allergies. He is becoming more and more aware of who he is every day!