Slice of Life: Day 2
I love picking my kids up from school. I go from an exhausted teacher who is emotionally and mentally taxed from a long days work to getting my second wind, or coffee on the way home, to becoming an energetic inquiring mom!
I pick up my daughter first in the nursery and love seeing her quizzically confused face thinking, “who is picking me up and moving me from my spot?!” to having a smile wash over her face realizing it is mom! There is nothing better than snuggling and smothering her in kisses. Then off to the playground, carrier in tow, to pull my son off the playground and out of the mud!
I walk out the door into a sea of squealing children! I scan the playground looking for him… bikes, playground, firetruck, mud puddle? Then I spot him, running full speed across the wood chips beaming and giggling all the way. He crashes into me to give me a bear hug and proclaim, “I want your hair!” Playing with my hair has always been his comfort and in this moment I always give in and pick him up loving that he wants his mom!
I send him to school clean and ready for the day and I get a mud crusted, wood chip laden, lunch smashed, boogery smeared mess! I always chuckle knowing our car ride home will be filled with stories that recount all the day had to offer!
I love this part of the day!