We wrote our story which had him writing a total of 10 words without one whine, groan, or scream. He happily did it all the while saying “Gi-aff, Gi-aff, Gi-aff”.
In the morning we were just pulling out of the driveway to go to school when I remembered the giraffe who had to be put down so Brian could put on all of his snow gear. I looked in the rearview mirror and asked, “Do you have your giraffe?” A look of fear, shock, and sadness went over his eyes as he yelled “Oh nooooo gi-affe!!!” I ran back into the house to rescue his new best friend and the giraffe was greeted with bigger smiles and hugs than I usually get.
As I walked him into school he held the giraffe in one hand and my hand in the other. I watched him smile as he looked up at me and then back at his giraffe several times. It was clear he thought it was a good start to a morning.
I loved the way he loved this giraffe but I feel very sorry for whatever teacher tries to take it away today!