Naomi started school this week. She loves her teacher (pictured), and she’s rocking the big girl style.
Her starting school also means that, for the first time, I experienced what it was like to drop off two kids to school and have a free day (or free five hours at least). And I was resolved to not do any –no vaccuuming cobwebs, no grocery shopping; No Household Jobs. It was amazing. The weather cooperated beautifully with the momentous occasion, so I went biking.
Part way along the bike ride I stopped for a cafe brunch (“I’ll have the LARGE coffee, please”) at the Sign of the Kiwi.
I sat in the sun in front of the renovated cafe (finally open again after earthquake repairs) and watched the other people who didn’t have kids or work on a Tuesday morning come and go. Then I jumped on the bike again and sailed down through the weekday-quiet trails in the Adventure Park, and on towards home. Even the quiet shower in the normal bathroom (that needs cleaning) seemed luxurious.
I imagine if every Tuesday was like this I’d get used to it and start to take it for granted….a tragedy of under-appreciation.
That won’t happen though, since in two weeks I’ll start working more days, trying out the five day work week until Christmas.
I’m excited about that too.