Today you waited.
You waited after all the carpool clowns had climbed out of the car and started up the street, ignoring my goodbyes.
I turned to the open car door and there you stood, looking at me expectantly.
"Have a good day," I said, knowing that I love yous are not so welcomed in public.
You gave me a slight smile, and a nod. Acknowledging me acknowledging you. Then you turned and walked to school.
It made me happy, remembering that one moment you had turned back, waiting just to say goodbye. To acknowledge I was there. I've given you speeches about the importance of social niceties to make people feel valued. But they are just speeches. Today I knew in my heart what that really means. Thank you.