I thought I was handling the whole going-to-big-boy-school thing really well. Until 3:00am, when lightning flashed and thunder crashed. I woke up with a start, and thought:
OMG. It is going to rain. I didn't think about rain. Nolan's hearing aids will get wet. A hat? Do we have a hat that will fit? OMG what am I going to do? I'll drive him. No... wait... UMBRELLAS! Yes. He can take an umbrella!
You can see that my mind does not function well in the middle of the night.
Of course, my next thought was,
Do they let them take umbrellas to school? Can they take them on the bus, or would they consider them a "weapon" or "projectile?" What if he can't take an umbrella? They didn't mention umbrellas at the parent information meeting and I FORGOT TO ASK ABOUT UMBRELLAS!!
I am pretty sure I was up from 3:00am until about 6:00am, worrying about whether or not it would be all right to send Nolan to school with an umbrella. Then it was time to get up. My brain grew rational once more. I gave Nolan his meds, fed the boys, got them dressed, set up the FM system and cleaned his glasses, and took them outside for first-day-of-school pictures.
Then I drove down to the bus stop (still threatening rain) and we waited for the bus - with umbrellas. The boys boarded the bus, and are probably just finishing up with circle time as I write this.
Matt has a half day today, so he'll be home shortly after Nolan's "Turtle" bus drops him off.
I can't wait for the bus to bring my babies back home.