I woke up this morning to an alarm that hasn’t been programmed all summer! It was not a great sound! Getting the kids up was easier than normal as they were excited about going to a new school. They have been apart of a private christian school since kindergarten and due to some changes we made, we decided that it would be best if they were closer to us by being apart of the school right here in our neighborhood. We are absolutely thrilled with this school in every way. All week long they have counted down the days and wished every morning that it was the 1st day of school. Matter of fact, Madison did say, “mom, it’s been great being with you, but Im ready for my new school!” I understand completely because I was ready for them to be back in school! So, today was a bit different from what I expected from Madison. I didn’t get that excited look on her face when I woke her up. I passed it off as tiredness. I went on about my business to get myself dressed and pack lunches. She continued dragging around the house and slowly getting dressed. Landon on the other hand was ready to leave an hour early! Looking like the rock star he is, he was ready for his new day of fame! I went into the bathroom to speed Madison’s hair drying and found here a little less than pleasant! She was making this sad face and then she admits she had been up all night with and ear ache. She is so much like me in never asking for help! I asked her why she didn’t come get me up and she just said she didn’t wanna wake me:( I wanted to believe her completely but part of me was wondering if this was a bit of fear.
I walked them to class and settled them in as best I could. I asked her every way that I could if she was cool. She kept assuring me that she was. I had a hard time leaving so I stayed for a while to peek in on them. I was very unsettled with Madison’s behavior. Even Landon noticed and said “she can go back to the other school but Im staying here!” Ha! what sympathy!
I did manage to leave but very heavy hearted! Around lunch time I went back and peeked in on her class. She seemed to be fine. I spent the day in knots! Did I do the right thing? What have I done to my babies? Questions with no answers filling my head!
I didn’t waste anytime picking them up when school ended! I was so anxious to see the expression on their faces. It’s easy to tell when things are good. And of course, even more, when they are NOT. They were both beaming with smiles. Still, Madison was not assuring me that this was the best decision with her demeanor. She fell apart when we made it home. Tears rolled down her sweet face as she gave in to the pain. It was an ear ache that was raining on our parade. I took her to the doctor and she confirmed it was a pretty bad ear infection and that she must have been a tough girl to have endured it.
Now that we have this all straight and I feel good about this new venture with a new school, the hurricane weather has caused school to be cancelled! SO the kids are back at home for a couple days!
Maybe this is God’s way of giving me a do-over!