The other first today was not as positive. It was the first day of the season that Neve wore her winter coat to school. And mitts. I should be pulling out the snow boots to make sure everyone has a pair that fits because another bad first will be here all too soon.Sheri-Lee forwarded this to me the other day. It is horrifying. It doesn't exactly fit into the topic of "Firsts", but I guess it could be "The first time I knew Sheri-Lee hates me and wants me to have nightmares."
Monday, October 06, 2014
It was a busy work day today with too many emails and not enough items being crossed off my to-do list. The clock was heading towards 3:00, at which point I need to start watching the clock to make sure I don’t forget to pick Neve up from school, then zip to get Spencer from his school. Then Chloe arrived home (she sometimes has a spare at the end of the day) and the lightbulb went on. My newly licensed driver is always looking for a reason to drive somewhere, so I not only sent her to pick Spencer up, but also to Safeway to pick up a few things I needed for supper (first time to both places all on her own). We’re slowly gaining confidence in sending her out on her own. I still say an extra prayer and make her text me when she arrives, but we’re all getting used to it pretty fast. Especially when she’s my own personal errand girl – it’s pretty sweet. And it’s like I’m doing HER a favour by letting her drive. Wish I’d had that years ago when the children were little and I had to wake up a sick, napping child or two in the dead of winter to do the school pickup. I should have spaced my children 16 years apart or acquired an older step-child along the way. But those tough years make me appreciate this stage even more. And all the driver-licencing bureaucracy I was complaining about the other day? Yeah … Worth It already. On second thought, I could have been experiencing this freedom for six months already if this was the still the good old days.