Everyone announces they are going to school, suits up, responsibly dons a coat, wriggles into their backpacks, puts on their reindeer shoes and kisses us good-bye. They then take off to the first floor of the house for a little while where school is I guess.
Last night Benjamin started the game. When he returned home from school he exclaimed that they had seen airplanes today at school and rode the bus! We had a big round of hugs and kisses, and I told him how much I had missed him. Nicholas who was playing with Legoes scrambled into his clothing and took off for school.
When he returned some five minutes later his face was down and he was obviously sad. He came and sat in my lap and gave me a hug. I made a big deal over him coming back from school and asked him how his day went.
"No airplanes mommy. They were too far away." And he hugged me tighter obviously very disappointed. If I have a hard time dealing with this imaginary grievance, I imagine the real ones will break my heart.