Not sure how many of you know that I volunteer weekly with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. I’ve had the same Little Sister for three years – even followed her when she transferred schools. This year, she’s been talking a lot about being a fashion designer when she grows up (she’s 9, and in the 4th grade.) We meet at her school – I pull her out of class – and we hang out. For the past two times I’ve seen her, I’ve brought a jewelry making kit, and we’ve made bracelets (I have a bracelet that could almost be a necklace. My LS made it for me.)
Today, we were walking back to her classroom – she was sporting two new bracelets – when a little girl in the hallway was going the same way. She started talking to LS about me, and the bracelets, and asked me if she could have one of the bracelets. I told her that she’d have to ask LS, but we made the bracelets for LS. She asked LS for one, and LS told her “no” (which I totally expected) and the little girl looked up at me and said, “why can’t you be my big sister?”
Such a great compliment from an 8-year-old!