|Quinn showing me his latest map|
Since Ian is the stay-at-home parent most days, he's had to deal with the brunt of the school chauffeur duties. He missed the one year with no half-day pickup when Quinn wasn't in school yet and Mona moved to full-day, but that was my one saving grace during that deployment, not having to chop up my day with another drive to the school at lunchtime.
I will say, however inconvenient, there is nothing cuter than the half-day pickup. Watching the procession of three and four year olds being herded out of the building and onto the playground in uncertain rows, most of the year bundled in brightly colored coats and hats, is adorable. It unfailingly makes me smile, regardless of anything else happening in my day.
Next year I will get to wait for my son on the other side of the building at 2:20 like we do for his sisters. I'd go anywhere, anytime, to be greeted with that smile--but I'm glad we won't be doing it at 11:00 anymore.
|Quinn is now officially a K5!|