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September 07, 2004

School Bus daze

Leaving this morning I saw the pile of neighborhood kids bunched together waiting for the bus to school. The kids were laughing and carrying on as I drove past and generally goofing around. I spotted at least one parent, the Garage Master, keeping watch with a mug of hot joe from his driveway.

I waved as I drove past which got me a couple of waves back. Once I reached the main street I began thinking, "That's going to be me in 5 years."

Over the weekend Fabulous Babe dressed Jack up in his first "real" outfit. He looked like a model from Abercrombie & Fitch. (Unlike their catalogs he wasn't surrounded by underfed, half naked young women who needed to be draped across him.) He just looked like a little boy.

As I drove into work all I could think about was Jack standing at the bus stop, laughing and giggling, waiting for school. I thought about him getting dressed and waving good bye before trudging to the corner. I pictured him giving Fabulous Babe a hug good bye and telling mom that he loves her before running across our front yard.

That moment is going to come way too soon. Fabulous Babe was already lamenting tonight how he's not our little baby anymore.

Posted by Jim at September 7, 2004 11:08 AM