For Lyle and me, Tuesdays and Thursdays have always been our days. This past year, however, his nursery school met on those mornings and when he came home we had precious little time before the lunch/quiet time/carpool period, allowing us minimal downtime to be together. As much as I loved those 5 hours on my own each week, I hated missing out on our time.
I am happy to report that his nursery school year ended on Tuesday and today was like old times again. All summer, we’ll have those days together (most of the time with Baxter as well, which will be great), and in the fall he will go to nursery school four afternoons a week, so we’ll still have that relaxing morning time together to do whatever we want. I’m so happy to have these days with him again for his last year before kindergarten.
Here are a few highlights of our first morning back together…
Trying on Baxter’s backpack before school, so thrilled to feel like a Big Kid:
Finding his own CARS backpack and filling it with odds and ends that I didn’t even see until he unloaded them all over the table at the neighborhood Starbucks, which he cleverly talked me into visiting after a trip to the bank next door (saying enthusiastically, upon our entry, “I love Starbucks more than home!!”):
Having a particularly good time with the rubber chicken he had brought – my favorite was when he shared our milk with the guy:
And then going home to construct custom made garages for his Cars character toys:
In one more week, Baxter will be home, too. I may be completely delusional, but I choose to believe that we’re going to have a fantastic summer.