Every month at Buddy's school, one child from Kindergarten through 2nd grade and one child from 3rd grade through 5 grade is chosen to receive the "Good Samaritan" award.
It's given out to a child who has demonstrated exemplary behaviour or done something kind for a classmate or a child who is just a good, kind person.
Buddy had received the Good Samaritan award once in 1st grade for befriending two new boys (twins) who had come to the school in the middle of the year. He showed them the ropes and was helpful to them.
I was called last week by the principal and told that Buddy would be receiving the Good Samaritan award again on Oct. 2 during the 8:15 AM Mass. I haven't been to a morning Mass in forever, thanks to a certain Miss Sissy. I used to go quite often and considered it a great way to start my day.
So, I woke up a half hour earlier than normal this morning and jumped right in the shower so I could get at least halfway ready before waking Buddy up.
Now, this Good Samaritan award is supposed to be a secret and that's why I hadn't blogged about it until after it happened. I didn't want it to leak out and possibly get back to Buddy, so we kept it super secret here.
I figured he might wonder why I was at the church this morning with my good camera, but he didn't get a chance to speak to me before Mass began.
I haven't taken Sissy to church with me since she was an infant. This little jaunt was.... interesting, to say the least. She just chatted the whole time, in her normal voice. I'd lean to her and whisper, "Be quiet." and she'd just blurt out "Be quiet." She's in the repeat everything she hears phase of toddlerdom.
In fact, I had asked her the other day if she was a parrot, and she said yes. Then she said, "Arrgggh." LOL! Not a pirate!
Anyway, the awards were done at the very end of Mass and Buddy was very surprised to hear Father call his name! He had to walk past me to accept his award (a small pin), and as he past, I asked him to turn to face me after he had received the award so I could get a pic of him and Father.
My pics turned out kinda blurry for some reason. I think I was just in too much of a hurry to really try to set up the ultimate shot.
But, here he is accepting his award:
You didn't think I was going to show his face, now, did you? :-)