Today is Lucas’s first day of Kindergarten. It’s his first full day experience with school going from 8:56am-3:59pm (yes, that’s really the official time!). I have so many mommy emotions to deal with. Someone stole my tiny baby boy and replaced him with this big, semi-independent six-year-old. He’s more than ready for this phase of life, but me? Well, I’m working on it.
The good news is that I finally have a solid stretch of time to attend to a lengthy to-do list! So naturally I’m going to ignore that and sit on the couch thinking about Lucas and writing about him 🙂 Here are some funny conversations we’ve had with him the past few months.
L: Mommy! While Daddy was hugging you I ran upstairs and hid your Mother’s Day surprise in my room!
B: Oh wow! Okay, I won’t go in there.
L: It’s okay, you can go in there because you can’t see it. It’s in my closet behind the sign that Uncle Tony made for me. On Sunday Daddy and I will see if you can find it.
L: Don’t worry Daddy! I didn’t tell her what it was.
L: Mommy, why don’t you ever take a shower in this bathroom anymore?
B: The shower is broken and we haven’t gotten it fixed.
B: Mostly because it costs a lot of money to get things like that fixed and we don’t really need to use that shower.
L: Oh. But I know Mommy!! You can have my tooth fairy money to fix it! Would that be enough?
L: Mommy! Come look at this! [holds up his potato chip]
B: Okay, what am I looking at?
L: My chip! Look!
L: Can’t you see it’s shaped just like Vermont?
L: Mommy, Grandma Waterloo said I have eagle eyes. What does that mean?
B: That means you have really good eyesight, because eagles can see tiny things from very far away.
L: Oh! Does Grandma know I have really good earsight and nosesight too?
J: Lucas, do you know one way in which you and Mommy are alike and I’m different?
L: Mommy and I are smart and you’re forgetful?
J:…Um…I was going to say you and Mommy were born in Michigan and I was born in Ohio.
B: Lucas, come quick! There’s a wild turkey in the street!
B: Or maybe that’s a pheasant? No, it’s a wild turkey. I think. I’m not sure.
L: I love it so much! I’m going to say thanks to God. Dear Jesus, thanks for sending a wild turkey but it might be a pheasant to Middleton so we could see it. Amen.
L: Mommy, look! There are dandelions in our backyard!
B: Yeah, I see those.
L: Wow, this is our lucky day!
B: …and when Joseph was in the far away place, God was still with him. Isn’t that great?
L: Yes! And when Joy and Bing Bong were in the memory dump, God was still with them.
B: Um, well…
L: And when Joy and Sadness got sucked out of headquarters God was still there.
L: And when Riley moved to a new house, God was still with them in California!
J: It’s time to go but I have to get something out of my car.
L: I thought we were taking your car!
J: It’s kind of smelly right now. I think Mommy would prefer if we took hers instead.
L: Oh. Well I don’t mind smelly as long as it’s not too smelly.
L: Mommy, do you know what we forgot to do yesterday?
L: Read Bible stories after lunch.
B: Oh, right. Let’s be sure to do that today. We can also read that book about hermit crabs I have in my office if you want.
L: Okay. But let’s read the Bible stories first because I like God better than hermit crabs.
L: Mommy, did you know monarch butterflies are poisonous?
B: They are?
L: Yeah, they’re poisonous if animals eat them. But don’t worry, I’d rather stick with sandwiches anyway.
That’s all the conversations I have for today, and it’s only 11:30 am! T minus four hours until I can leave to pick up that sweet and funny boy from school. I guess maybe I’ll have a glance at that to-do list afterall. Happy September everyone!