My life flashed before my eyes as we were getting ready to go to daycare recently. For the past six months, I’ve taken Nolan to a wonderful woman who does lots of crafts and fun stuff with her charges.
But every once in awhile, Nolan gets a bit stir crazy inside the house in the morning before we leave, so we head outside to play for 15 minutes or so.
Just a few houses up the road is a school bus stop, and Nolan likes the bus’s flashing lights and watching the kids get on board.
Now that there’s snow on the ground, a good distraction is pushing the snow shovel around.
Well, this one morning he’d had enough of shoveling and watched as a kid walked past us to get to the bus stop.
As I put the shovel back into the garage, Nolan started following the kid.
He looked back to look at me as if to say “mommy, I’m going with him, OK?”
“OK, bye-bye – you’re going on the bus,” I said with a wave.
To my surprise, Nolan turned back and continued to follow the kid.
Wow. Guess he’s all grown up. It made me think about what it’ll be like the first time he steps onto the bus.
When I realized he wasn’t straying from his goal, I caught up with him – just as the bus pulled up.
We waved goodbye to the bus as we normally do. I think we’ll save the real bus ride for later.