Shop Around

Maddi’s teacher emailed asking parents to volunteer for the class’s first field trip to an apple orchard. I asked Maddi if she would like me to chaperone. “Shop around?” she asked. “Shop around for what, Mommy?”

We had a vocabulary lesson for the day.

Chap·er·one/ˈSHapəˌrōn/noun (used with object), verb (used without object)–A person who accompanies and looks after another person or group of people.

A person who looks after another person. Isn’t that beautiful? Don’t we all need at least one person like that in our lives? A person who takes care of us, is concerned about us, checks-in with us, watches over us–guards, supports, protects, defends, nurtures, carries, holds us up.

Another token idea, can we be that support for someone else?

Let’s shop around this week to chaperone. Recognize the people who look after you during day to day life. And identify someone who could use a friendly phone call, an extra hug, a little holding up.


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