With Caroline starting preschool, we expected Liam to be a little bent out of shape. Both kids had moments of thinking the grass was greener. Caroline was going to quit school just so she could go grocery shopping last week. And Liam gets the poutiest face when we drop Caroline off at school.
A few weeks ago, Caroline was explaining to Liam that he would get to go to school next year. He didn’t want anything to do with her rationalization. She tried to tell him that he would get to do lots of fun stuff with Mommy when she was at school. He listened politely and when she was finished, he told her that he wasn’t going to go to school. He wasn’t go to do fun things. He was going to get a job. He said it with such conviction and authority that it was impossible not to laugh.
So, he got a job. Walking the dog. Liam and I have settled into a nice little routine of taking the dog for a short walk before picking Caroline up at school. Liam has gotten pretty good at holding the leash and it’s clear to see that both boy and dog are enjoying these beautiful fall walks.
The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. ~Polish Proverb
Note: Some how I managed to only save week 35 and not publish it. I am not smart enough to know how to rework the order of the posts, so they might be left out of order until the end of time!