Today was the perfect morning.
My boy was sitting by the front door with watch in hand, waiting for the magical moment he was allowed to walk to the bus stop for the first time. Too early would not be so cool you see. He’s in middle school now after all.
A neighbour’s cat joined in the wait as our front door is generally swung wide open. The company made the delay more bearable.
My son’s watch was found and the time was tweaked, setting the alarm to go off when he was ‘allowed’ out the front door. Now that was a good idea.
During our wait, I sat on the steps still in pj’s, sipping my first brew of the day while reading what would transpire that morning, hoping to subside any fears. After the read, he recited everything back exactly the way I read it.
He was ready. No wait… make that we were ready.
New kickin’ shoes never having seen a speck of dust yet head out the front door. Without the request of mom coming along for the first time in 7 years because that would not have been so cool.
I feared this morning for a long time, imagining we’d run late for the bus for the most part. Dual alarms going off, we ensured we had it down.
But most of my fear came from not knowing if he was ready. You see he’s been dreading this AM because of the new school transition. With new comes risk. However today was different. He couldn’t wait to head out which was just really exciting to see. And such a relief!
All our mornings won’t likely click this well, however today offered a promise. The new start came with the promise of change for the better. Growth and fullfilling some new dreams. Schedules back in action putting productivity back on the list.
For both of us.
What I desire for my son is the opportunity to try new things in an effort to discover his passion. He needs a focus and with a school full of workshop equipment, cooking, tools, clubs and new friends, my dream for him is to get out there and just do it. And have a blast.
As for myself, I’ve slammed on the brakes all summer. It’s been enjoyable, but this was the first summer I really didn’t desire to run off too far. I fought the need to DIY and write constantly. Something’s different now.
And it’s time to work on my own aspirations. Alongside the good ‘ol day job, writing is officially on the schedule as one to-do. At least one day a week the plan is to sit down and get those words entered where they need to go. I’m going to label it work, but I have a feeling it’s going to turn into a whole lotta fun and new opportunity. Just do it, right?
Let the games begin! We are ready!
But no time to delay… we only have 2 short hours today to change our worlds after all. 🙂
What new aspirations do you have for yourself and your family this fall?
Come out and play. 🙂