Well, it didn’t take long. Today, Luke forgot to bring his lunch to school! It was packed and ready to go, and in his excitement to get on the bus, he left it near the door. I left immediately after he did with the two other boys to take Bennett to preschool and Jack Henry to run a few errands and to a doctor’s appointment, and then back to pick up Bennett. By the time I got home and found the lunch, Luke’s lunchtime had already begun.
I know this isn’t that big a deal; he can eat school lunch on days like this. But I just felt bad, knowing that there would be some degree of panic on his part when he realized his lunch wasn’t there. I emailed his teacher and apologized, telling her that I’d found it too late and hoped he hadn’t had a panic attack! She emailed back midday that he’d been a little upset and she talked him into eating a hot dog in the cafeteria. It all worked out fine, and he came home acting like it totally wasn’t a big deal…I never know what to expect with him.
I got to see a really sweet side of Bennett today, too, which I always love. When I realized that Luke didn’t have his lunch and it was too late to get it to him, B was really worried. I explained that he’d just eat school lunch, but that didn’t really put his mind at ease, so I suggested that we say a prayer for Luke to not be worried and to just be okay with eating whatever was there. Bennett buried his head in my shoulder and cried while we prayed for him…can I just tell you how much good that does this mama’s heart? Bennett can be hard to love sometimes, but he truly has a heart of gold.
I’m glad to have two weeks of school under our belts now! Feels good to be establishing a routine.
In other news…we’re selling stuff for Luke’s school! If you’re interested in cute wrapping paper (each of those words is a link) and yummy chocolates and stuff like that, leave me a comment and I’ll get you the appropriate codes to give Luke’s school the credit. To go into salesperson mode for a moment, the wrapping paper is really nice, you get a ton of it on the roll, and it’s scored on the back so people who are unable to cut a straight line (raises hand) can still wrap a package nicely.
Have a great weekend!