My daughters school is very into family. This month every Wednesday is a no homework night dedicated to doing things with your family. Every day the children have to draw pictures of their family. For a while Ariana was drawing her dad along with me and her brother. Today she came home with two pictures she drew of her family.
Of course I noticed there were only three people on these pictures she drew. So I asked her Ariana who did you draw. She said my family. I said oh ok. Who in the family did you draw. ” me you and Maximus mommy!” She said.
I didn’t know if I should ask her why she didn’t draw her daddy but I decided to see what she would say.
Me: Nani. I love your pictures but you didn’t draw daddy.
Nani: I know mom. He’s not in my family anymore.
Me: Nani daddy will always be in your family.
Ariana: (with a straight face) no mommy. Not anymore. But it’s ok cause I have Maximus and you!
(Runs away giggling)
Sigh. She’s coping in her own way and I guess this is progress in a way. She’s not so sad anymore that he’s not around.
Only time will tell.