Chirping at 4:00am
Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for hosting this month long writing challenge.
Everyone has woken up to the unmistakable sound of beeping or chirping of a low battery. That happened to us last night. At 4:00am I awoke to a chirping sound that I didn't recognize. We have smoke detectors, water detectors, and CO2 detectors so it could have been anything. I immediately jumped up to investigate. I hesitantly opened the basement door wondering what was happening down there. Quickly I discovered it wasn't in the basement but up stairs.
I went back and told my husband there was a smoke alarm beeping and the battery needed to be changed. I asked what kind of battery it took and he said "I'll do it."
After changing the batteries in 2 smoke detectors he realized it was the CO2 detector with the low battery. He stumbled back to bed about 15 minutes later with the hopes of sleeping for another 2 hours.
He was so kind to get up and take care of something that we both know I could have done. I stayed warm under the blankets while he fought with the detectors.
Other acts of kindness I witnessed today:
-saw several cars stop to let people out of a parking lot to turn
-our curriculum director brought candy to the staff meeting
-my secretary helped me fill out the bus form for our field trip even though I've done several times already.
-the bagger at the grocery store offered to get me a new tomato since mine had a bad spot
-several people congratulated our secretary on her 31st wedding anniversary
-a teacher walking down the hall helped the kindergarten aide get a very difficult student to the office
Kindness is everywhere, you just have to look for it.