Claire came home today with a fever. When she figured out that she wouldn't be going to school tomorrow, she was crushed.
We tried reasoning, we tried explaining, we tried watching videos of him on YouTube, we tried distraction... She was inconsolable.
"If the Bloggess can convince Wil Wheaton to collate paper via Twitter," I thought, "maybe I can get an Olympian to call my daughter so she will stop sobbing."
So I did this:
@davidboudia My kid has a fever and is crying b/c she's going to miss your visit @ school. Any chance you could call her or something? HELP!...and he replied! Long story short, he called and they spoke and she beamed. He was so sweet. What a nice person. He gets a gold medal in making little girls' days.
— Amy Austin (@prettybabies) September 27, 2012
After we hung up I said to Claire, "I am so happy to see your smile again," and she said, "Mommy, you're the BEST!"
Thank you, David. You are a class act!
PS - I think she might have a crush on you. If you start getting love letters from a secret admirer that are written in crayon, you'll know where they came from.
PPS - I think she also thinks that you're her new gymnastics teacher. Don't worry. I'll figure that one out later.
PPPS - unless you want to teach her gymanstics. That would be pretty cool!