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day off

day off
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My kids wake up, get dressed, make their beds and head downstairs for breakfast before I have pulled my sorry rump out of bed.

They prepared schedules the night before.

From 715 until 230, they are booked.

I need to go grocery shopping.  I am told, as they head downstairs, that if I plan to make their lunches, I need to be back by 1130.

It’s some weird Freaky Tuesday.

I get out of bed.

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pee-wee

pee-wee
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A teacher at my son’s school most thoughtfully gave me a picture of my son taken last Halloween.  He was Pee-Wee Herman.

I had small coat pockets so I slid it into a back jean pocket.  I reminded myself:  It may ride up and drop out as you walk.

This has happened before.

Then it completely left my head as I walked home.

Around 4, I realized I didn’t have it anymore.  I retraced my steps to school and back (powerwalking, something I’ve never done before) and failed to find it.

My son is floating on the cold wind somewhere out there.  I emailed the teacher and she emailed the picture to me this time.

He is safely in my hard drive now.

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blue

blue
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Choices of blue for my son’s room.

I think we go with one in the middle.  Decide on brighter as opposed to cooler.

I buy groovy fabric swatches from Ikea to hang in his windows for curtains.

His room gets a fresh breath.

 

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cold mornings

cold mornings
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Already, this picture dates itself – taken a few weeks back, those red leaves are gone, the trees are bare.  Sandy took care of that.

The kids in the morning as I stand with a sweater pulled around me, yawning.  This year has been a different start for all of us.  A walk to a bus stop with a friend for my daughter.  A bike ride or scooter glide to school with buddies for my son.  

And me on my own, making my way back home to an office and a cat, after I watch both kids disappear around the corner.  If they were to look back and see, I think they’d think:  Why is she still standing there?  But they don’t look back.

 

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