So, you know how it is when you are with someone a lot?
You start to know what they are going to say, what they are thinking, and it just feels familiar with them.
It can be a very comfortable feeling.
I find myself saying good-bye to some of my co-workers by saying, "bye, love ya." It just comes out, and then I realize it...
That it is true. I do love them.
Today as the kids were leaving for the bus, we were late and I was just trying to rush them out the door. No hugs, just, get moving!
That's when I felt the arms around my waist. I stopped and gave a hug back and said, "bye, love you."
We have been in school for just a few short weeks, but the love is real.
And thank goodness that first day, the first week, the first three weeks are over for the year.
Routines and patterns are being established. And the familiarity with each other is growing.
And so the year has begun.