Waking with a smile. Hugs. . . A bounce out of bed (and knowing that won't happen very often), and eager to wear his new Star Wars shirt. . .new glowing shoes.
Choosing french toast for breakfast (to save the favorite blueberry waffles for a day off). . .
Eager to see new friends and ride the bus again.
A new Clone Wars backpack and lunchbox. . .filled with Star Wars supplies (pencils, paper, ruler) and colored pencils, markers, and crayons. . . All those goodies that makes my heart wistful to be a little girl going to school once more. . .
Home 25 minutes late (apparently the bus driver had to go back to school for someone who got left behind). . . and a tired smile.
Happy, sweet hugs from a little brother.
And a desire for summer not to be quite over yet. . .for long, sweet simple days filled with laughter, togetherness, and nothing at all. . .but maybe building some new Lego creations and listening to Star Wars music on Rhapsody. . .
So tonight we cuddle all together on the big bed. . .watching Timmy and Jimmy. . .nursing a low fever. . . munching on popcorn. . . and holding onto those precious moments together. . .quiet, but blissfully together. . .before bedtime.