We’ve had a busy schedule the last couple of weeks. So busy, in fact, that not having any kids’ activities on the schedule today seems weird. I have plenty of work today, as always, but that’s a given.
My sweet Alex just stumbled down the stairs, still half asleep, and found me in the kitchen.
“G’morning, Al,” I said, greeting him with a hug.
He looked up at me, and asked “Daddy?”
“No, Daddy is working today. It’s Friday.”
He looked hopeful: “Camp?”
“No, buddy, camp is all done for the summer.”
He tried again: “School??”
“No, pal, no school on Fridays.”
Getting impatient, he asked “Soccer?!?”
“Soccer ended last night, dude. Remember?”
“Oh,” he said, giving in. “Staying?”
“Yes, Al, we’re staying home today,” I answered, realizing that I need to get this poor kid some kind of picture calendar so he can keep up with our crazy days. I waited a moment to see what kind of requests would come shooting out: bowling, library, movies…
But no, he seems content with just hanging out at home today. He found High School Musical 2 on the DVR (the version with the dance lessons between scenes), and he is happily busting a move in the living room.
Love. This. Kid.