To a 7yo who’s told to work on neatness and staying in the lines it IS messy
This little boy wouldn’t understand what an achievement it is to sign that agenda at all.
He doesn’t understand how hard it is to know I used to find comfort in scribbling words in notebooks.
It doesn’t occur to him that I feel lucky to have the little bit of messy writing I have.
I finished signing her papers and closed her folders.
She looked at me and smiled wisely.
“I love you, mommy.”
He may not know, but she does.
That’s all that matters.