Kole was of course busting out of his stroller within minutes so I did my usual trick to hold him off a little longer…
It takes him a good five minutes to eat the whole thing and a peeled apple has saved me literally hundreds of times when five more minutes was all I needed. Five more minutes in the grocery store, five more minutes in the car, five more minutes to keep him quiet in church. And this morning – five more minutes so I could watch for my girls.
There were so many kids out on the field. I didn’t know if I’d be able to spot them so I started looking for their teachers/classmates. I noticed that the kids started off with their class but when Addie’s Kindergarten class came around I didn’t see her. I looked and looked and then suddenly there they were. Running around the corner. Both of my girls – holding hands. I saw them together and it took my breath away. They were laughing and talking and with a group of Ellie’s friends. They were excited to see me and both waved.
I was in such a good mood I didn’t even mind staying after a bit to let Kole have his day in the sun. A big open field – Christmas morning for my little boy.
This past week has been a typical one. Full of carpools and doctor appointments and homework and cleaning and activities and meal time and bath time and story time and all of the times in between. The days have been the same but I have been different. This past week when I felt tired or overwhelmed I pictured my girls running in the sun together holding hands.