This is my favorite ‘First Day of School’ picture.
I actually didn’t plan this shot at all. I said my ‘Have a good day(s)!!!’, they left via the back of the house, and I headed out the front to put a card in the mailbox. I looked up as I turned to go back in and there they were.
Doesn’t this tug at your heart?
It’s especially sweet when you consider the fact that Gabi is 13. I love the fact that she still likes walking to school with her Dad. Well…most days. Once winter comes, she’s not as inclined to head out as early as Tim does (when it’s -20). I think she holds out hope that either we’ll have a heatwave in that 1/2 an hour that she waits, or that Mom will feel sorry for her and give her a ride.
We only live 3 blocks from the school.
There are moments that I do give her a ride. The days that are colder than -20. Like -30…-40, or if it’s pouring rain outside.
I know…I’m up for Mother-of-the-Year.
Maybe that’s part of the reason she likes walking with her Dad. Well…that and I’m sure they talk math and athletics on the way to school. She is his Mini-Me after all.
I sure love those two.
I had planned on ending my blog there, however, Gabi just sent me a text from her CC Running practice…here’s the conversation:
Gabi…Can you pick me up when we’re done?
Me…Why? (I know, I’m such a loving mother aren’t I?)
Gabi…Cause I don’t want to walk home in the rain and cause you are an amazing mother.
Me…Hahahahaha! (That was for the buttering up.) It’s not raining now!
Gabi…Yeah, but I will call you when we are done and then we can decide
…..guess who’ll be walking home if it’s not raining! ;)
ps…for those of you who are new to my blog…my husband is an advanced math teacher and athletic director at our high school.