Early Tuesday Morning

Waiting for the bus. Giggling while being chased by Dad. Lily wanting to play fetch. Hot coffee. Orange twinkle lights. Anna already off with Kim. Bagel & cream cheese. Teeth-brushed. Hair sprayed with water to keep that "crazy hair" at bay. Papers placed in backpack and reminders spoken to give them to his teacher. Fog. Shoes on. Coat on. Fewer verbal reminders these days than in the past. Conversation about how happy he has been lately. Third grade. Subjects + predicates. Routines. Rhythms. Fall.

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