Monday, August 13, 2012
this little boy of mine
i tend to stay up during the night before a big day for him. he's a restless soul. he counts the days, the hours, the minutes. and when he finally sleeps i can count on him to toss and tumble. waking at least once. and he does.
"mama?" and i dash down the hall to his room. he tells me he can't sleep. "you've already been sleeping." i tell him. and he asks "how many more hours til i go to school?" so i scootched him over telling him "5 hours." i lay down beside him as he snuggles back down into his covers curled in next to me. and in moments he breathes softly as i slip away.
i check his supply list, again. i grab his backpack and the bags of supplies that he will take with him. the dog ate one 24ct pack of crayola crayons. thankfully i had gotten 2 packs. all is set and ready to go. and i hear "i'm thirsty." as i take him some water i can tell today will be along day for him. thankfully he is able to go back to sleep.
when he's ready to leave i will take his picture. as i will every year. because i know this little boy of mine, he's gonna let it shine.