I am feeling a little less snarky then usual today, so rather than a post about people I want to punch in the face, I am doing a happier piece: People I Want To Give A Big Squishy Hug To.
1) Ms. Lottie at the Wesely Wash & Fold. Oh Ms. Lottie, the Goddess of Laundry how I adore her. My washer is on the fritz once again, and thus I am forced to take my mountain of dirty clothes to a Laundromat. I have learned that for only a few bucks more, Ms. Lottie will not only wash all of my laundry, she will also neatly fold each and every piece. Even Evan's underwear are returned to me in neat little squares. Ms. Lottie is an angel. She calls me baby or sugar and is always cheerful and happy to see me. Thank you Ms. Lottie. Maybe we shouldn't bother getting the washer fixed.
2) Little Ethan Anderson. Ethan is my son's current best friend. I say current because he and his family are moving out of state as soon as the school year is over. Ethan was the first little boy Zack noticed in his kindergarten class. He requested a play date last fall. We had him over for ice cream sundaes and time in the sprinkler. There have been play dates every week since then. We have spent a lot of time with Ethan, and when they aren't punching each other or teasing one another about girls, Zachary adores him. He will miss him. It wasn't until Ethan informed me that he is moving away and "will never, ever come back." that I realized that I will miss the little guy myself. I've gotten used to him. Just the other day after I gave Zack a hug, Ethan came in for one too. A real hug. Kid's don't lie about that kind of thing. Children are resilient, and while I know Zack will be sad to see his friend go, he will quickly make others. Ethan however, was his first best friend.