Hesitant, the student approaches- Ms. Go
I reassure her with a smile- yes
She leans in, questioning- Can I ask you something
A smile and a nod encourage her
Just between you and me
More seriously now, I nod.
A little closer this time- how long is your hair, really, like when you brush it all out
That question. I understand and reply- long enough to sit on
An endearing smile shares a quiet secret- mine too! but, just between you and me
I smile, lean in, and reassure her our conversation is sacred- just between you and me.
We never know when the simplest thing can become a connection to a child's heart. Whether the 'secret' length of my hair, the motif of that day's crazy sock, or how many chickens I really have, it is my goal to be open to the little things.. the quirky moments that become jewels in my day.