Friday, March 16, 2012
I Need A Band-Aid! (SOLS 16)
It occurred to me that all of us need a Band-Aid from time to time. After all, Band-aids are for protection. We place them on cuts to protect them from dirt and germs. There are lots of things that need protecting. We protect things that are vulnerable, things that can't protect themselves, and we protect our emotions and feelings. When it comes to things like feelings, we don't use a literal Band-aid, we use a different kind of Band-Aid. We protect our feelings with sarcasm, defensiveness, laughter, avoidance, and honesty.
My first graders don't always need Band-Aids to protect their cuts. Sometimes they need them to feel better on the inside. A Band-Aid is a relief, a comfort, a soother, a reassurance, it's a "hug" in a tiny strip. It's a visual reminder that I'm hurt, and an emotional reminder that I have a "hug" on my finger and everything will be okay.
Have you needed any Band-Aids today?