Monday, September 26, 2011

these days

We get up, share a little time at breakfast, in the car, and on the walk from the car to school, one holding my hand quietly and one full of conversation, and then go our separate ways. Intermittently, later in the day, I still become disoriented when I don't hear or see them around me, until I remember about school.

This morning, we wore coats with hoods for the first time in months.

I keep mental lists all day long, of things to remember to tell each of them. I'm glad for the productivity I have on my own.

Back at home, after school I cook, while one does his homework and one plays, elsewhere in the house. I light the candles for dinner, then books and lights out.

Tomorrow we'll get up and repeat some version of it, again; some collective effort at a smooth start to the day, a few individual triumphs, and the coming together again at the end of the day.

Best wishes for your week.

9 comments:

Adrian J.S. Hale said...

You have described my day exactly. Thanks for the glass-half-full version of the morning, though. My husband is traveling and mornings have been a little tough getting everyone out the door. I'm going to keep a candle of your words burning in my heart tomorrow as I do my best to just enjoy this journey of being a family, even when my three year old won't put on his shoes.
Thanks for sharing the words and photos.

Erica said...

That first picture is my idea of heaven!

Tara Thayer said...

beautiful, lecia. xo.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Coats with hoods during tomato season. How do these things happen...

Emily Vanessa said...

I can't imagine wearing a coat, here it still feels like summer. I've missed so much here and just wanted to wish you a happy late birthday and thank you for all your beautiful posts, they really make my day and I love the light and colours of your photos.

gia said...

Lovely. Hope to have a family like yours one day. Also, Peir One is on my list, time to go get some big fat candles to glow in the house. I like the unscented ones, so I can burn them for hours.

RebeccaNYC said...

Lovely, Thank you for this.

Francesca said...

We're still working on that effort (not quite collective yet) at a smooth start to the day - but I feel we've improved this year!

KPiep said...

I love the routine of the school year.