My boys didn’t start school last week with everyone else.
Nope, after a year away from school exploring the world on an around the world trip, we snuck them away again last week for their uncle’s wedding in Italy.
It was a moment we absolutely wouldn’t miss and so it meant that school would have to wait a few days more.
The excitement between them was unbearable but finally the day arrived.
While some kids might have been dragging their heels, this morning my two were up early, dressed and ready to go.
They love their school, they love their teachers and they LOVE taking the bus.
And so as I walked them off this morning, snapping photos as moms are wont to do, they were practically skipping along.
We got there and waited.
No kids. No bus.
And my youngest started to lose his mojo.
Luckily I had a secret weapon.
I clicked my car key and the roar of the Dodge Caravan Crew we’re test driving this month sprang to life. Cam looked over intrigued. He’d never seen me remote start it before. Then I gave them a rapid-fire description of how the morning was going to go.
“Here’s what we’re going to do,” I said boldly. “We’re going to pile into our super cool car. You’re going to put on your super cool head phones and we’re going to rock out to the Sattelite Radio all the way to school. Then we we get there we’re going to slide open those doors and boogie all the way up to the front of the school. Who’s in?”
Both boys were laughing. They piled in and we partied all the way to the school yard. The grins were constant from the backseat. (Could be my “moves like Jagger.”) When we pulled up into the lot, they bounded out of the car, the earlier issue forgotten and my oldest turned back.
“Mom you’re not only the best mom ever. you’re the coolest too.”
Taking the compliment, my dance moves and the Caravan and heading for home.
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