Every day at 3:20pm, I stand outside the building. I chat with other Moms and check my watch. Like clockwork, the door swings open and I watch her walk out. She's quite a bit younger than me and she wears the cutest outfits.
One by one they shuffle out the door with their giant backpacks that they will grow into soon enough. I study each child's face....anxious to see the one that makes my heart sing! There he is. Normally, he spots me almost immediately and raises his hand to be dismissed.
Today, he's gazing at her....waiting for her to acknowledge him. She looks down and he wraps his arms around her....just for a second. They smile at each other and he finally raises his hand and looks at me.
She is the other woman.
I knew this day would come someday. I couldn't be the only woman in his life but I didn't expect him to become so attached to her.
He runs to me and tells me that it was the best day ever!
I'm so thankful that when my precious treasure is away from me, he's being taken care of so well.
This week....I'm grateful for the wonderful teachers and staff at my kids' school.