I am declaring that today, March 15th is International “Kid Gloves Day”.
You may have heard the saying “handle them with kid gloves”. When we are handling someone or something with Kid Gloves, we are being gentle, kind, and caring. This is a good motto for every day; some days this is key.
I think you know what I mean, there are some days that you just have to extra supportive and caring. We have many kid-glove days and moments in our home. It is not uncommon for me to say “today is a kid-glove kind of day”.
I can often tell by the look on our son’s face if kid-gloves are needed. Honestly, it can be heartbreaking when you see your little person’s face come out of the door from school and you can tell that it was a heavy/hard day. That is when you show up with a smile, open arms, and kid-gloves. I am never sure if this means we are staying longer to play after school or if we are beating the traffic home to have a snuggle and chat on the couch with our favourite snack in hand (usually dark chocolate).
Today, I believe the world could use a Kid Gloves Day.
It has been a year since the whole world shifted into a pandemic mode. Hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and many food staples were being scooped up and hard to buy. They were flying off the shelves! People began to cover their faces and refrain from close contact.
We have seen a number of people dying, becoming ill, or being afraid of becoming ill. It has been hard, heavy, and frightening at times.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
We are beginning to see the numbers of infected people dropping drastically. People are not dying as often as they were before. Vaccinations are happening.
Our social interactions are still limited. Hand sanitizer is still used. Masks are pretty normal at this time (I really miss seeing all the facial expressions).
So today is treat each other with Kid Gloves Day!!
Smile even if your lips are covered as your eyes will smile too! Air Hugs and Air High Fives for the win!! Treat everyone with an extra little kindness and then feel that pressure lift off your shoulders!