Lurking just off the edge of our property is a patch of beautiful cedar trees and it is here where Carter’s bus stop is located. Today after what seemed like a simultaneously too long and too short summer, we walked to the bus stop to wait for the first of many days of school bus rides.
Carter is old hat at school and school bus riding, having one year of preschool under his belt as well as having logged numerous hours helping out in Cody’s Kindergarten class last year. He was ready. With his blue and orange shark motif backpack on his back and clutching an orange roadside poppy in his fist to present to his bus driver (his idea, not mine) there were no lingering looks backwards.
Have a great day at school today little buddy! I will miss you but at the same time I am greatly looking forward to having three hours and twenty minutes four days a week kid free. I can experience zen-like grocery shopping trips and whine-free house cleaning moments. Even while the school year is already filling up with school events, swim lessons, PT/OT and other various activities, it feels like balance has been restored to my little world.