Thursday, December 17, 2009


Today Braeden brought his teacher her Christmas gift. He gave her a mug, hot cocoa, a Barnes and Noble gift card, and then I also made her one of my necklaces. I let him pick out which beads he wanted one day while we were out. He chose brown colored glass pearls. I made two necklaces with them, one with a brown ribbon and the pearls, and one with small black beads between the brown pearls and black ribbon. He chose to give the one with brown beads and brown ribbon.

Today I received an email from his teacher with this note included...

Did Braeden tell you why I like brown? He was sitting by me at rest time one day ( go figure) and he was really focused on his skin color. He kept telling me that I was peach and he was brown. I pointed out to him that everyone has a different color skin and even 2 people who are peach or brown are different shades. We’re all unique. Anyway while he was thinking that through I told him that I like brown the best. He liked that.

I'm sure that Braeden remembered this while we were shopping for beads and chose this necklace because of this former conversation... love that kid!


Oh that is so sweet. Brown is my favorite too! I love that he remembered that.

Holly said...

I love brown too :)

So sweet..I love brown too

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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