20 November 2006

Emotional Sunday night

Last night, as I was about to lullaby the quads (hubby had gone to football practice, and Jakob was having a bath), Anna said "today's M's birthday". M's a boy in her and Filip's class. Then Filip said "oh, I have an invitation!". My heart sank. Filip hasn't been to that many birthdays - for some reason the kids in his section of the kindergarten seemed not to celebrate that much, whereas the kids in Anna & Mathias' section seemed to always invite everyone. Unpedagogically, I said "perhaps the party was today!".

... In tears, Filip then scrambled through his rucksack. And true enough, an invitation. (In the plastic pocket especially made for messages, firmly attached to the inside of the rucksack. As the school had provided a different one - unattached - we hadn't checked this one.) Still sniffing, Filip stood by my side, the other quads on standby to comfort him. I opened the invitation and read "... on Tuesday, November 21st"! "It's TUESDAY!" I shouted -
and Filip broke down completely, but from relief, this time... He lay sobbing in my lap and the others petted his hair...

After that the lullabies were sung with quadruple force! And I could text M's mother to say yes, Filip would indeed be coming to the party...

2 comments:

Julie said...

Aaa, man blir jo helt i taarer selv av aa lese den historien!! Hils han fra meg, haaper han faar det goy!! =D

Marianne said...

Jeg kjenner det i kroppen, hvordan det må ha vært å lete gjennom sekken etter lappen... Takk og lov at det ordnet seg. Var det vellykket? Stor klem til Filip og dere andre.