Dylan heading to school 5 hours away was a bit of a transition but it's one we all made eventually but I miss him extra in October because we had our traditions. Cookie baking, decorating and of course when it comes to pumpkin carving. I could see the wheels turning when he started carving but he makes it look so easy. And he always made something different and fun.
Every year I also remember picking him up at pre-school on an October afternoon when he was 3. The teacher pulled me aside and asked if everything was ok at home. I told her it was. She asked if Dylan was ok. I said that I thought so and asked why. She pulled out a big cut out orange construction paper pumpkin that Dylan had drawn a face on. He had also drawn tears down the face. She pointed at the tears and said, "see why I'm concerned"?
Dylan came out and I said, "Nice job on the pumpkin sweetie but why does it have tears"? He looked at me and said, "Well wouldn't you be crying if someone was carving your face"? I agreed I probably would, smiled at the teacher, took his hand and we left. Lesson learned to always ask and not assume..even with a child.