One day last week, Dylan came home from 2nd grade full of great insight.
Seeing that I seemed a little sad, he started to share with me what he had learned that day.
Mom, do you know what I learned today?
Everyone is walking around with an invisible bucket.
And if someone’s bucket is empty, it’s because they’re sad.
And if the bucket is full, they’re feeling happy.
If I see that someone has an empty bucket, I can say nice things or give them a hug and it will help to fill their bucket.
Mom, do you want a hug? Can I help fill your bucket?
I hope your bucket is full again soon.
A conversation with Dylan always fills my bucket, but this one shows particular depth and emotional intelligence.
I am so grateful for the spirit of caring and community they are encouraging at Armatage Montessori School here in Minneapolis.
Thank you, Miss Jean.
Thank you, Armatage.
I believe that this might be the book that inspired the conversation.