The day starts way too early as I wish I could sleep until I was no longer tired. I know the day will be starting with a cup of tea if I am lucky and then be followed by the herding of cats that is getting Aidan and Quinlan ready to go to school. After I ask them several times to stop watching tv they finally go downstairs to get their boots and coats on. I try to remember to get all the things that Aidan needs into his backpack and we get out the door much later than I want.
Once we are out the door I grab Quinlan’s hand and we head out the courtyard and out onto the sidewalk. Today we were only a few minutes later than I wanted to be and the rain was merely a mist. Bright umbrella in one hand and Quinlan’s hand in the other, Aidan, Quinlan, and I head up to Broadway. Today we are walking and not taking the bikes like we will tomorrow. A few blocks in and Quinlan is complaining that his side hurts. Aidan is talking about something that the Aidan Company will do in the future, and I admit I am not listening. At 12th I grab both Quinlan’s and Aidan’s hands and I marvel at the warmth for the next 2 blocks.
We walk into the school yard,say hello to our friends and listen for the first bell.
This is my first attempt at Just Write. I met Heather this summer and I am sorry to say that I didn’t know her before that. In the last few months I have been extremely tempted to try to free write and link up, but today was the first time I actually had the courage. It is much easier to sing Oh Canada and laugh until tears run down your face with women who will never again be strangers.