A better morning: A further turning point?
August 26, 2011 § 3 Comments
Unbelievable — we woke up this morning and the first thing out of my son’s mouth was not: I just want to go home — but what time is it? This may seem extremely pedestrian, but to me it’s a shocking breakthrough.
And the whole morning there was not one comment about: Just send me home. All I want to do is go home. Why can’t you send me home. Can you please go online and look for a ticket — none of that.
Am I dreaming? And they are actually making it to school on time. Arnold realizes I won’t wait for him (unlike in Portland where I frankly indulged him way tooo much). So he gets is ass out the door. Astounding.
And we even have to get up earlier here. It takes about 40 minutes to get to school — a 7 or so minute walk to the subway (Ubahn). We need to make the one at 7:26. Then a quick, one-stop ride to the SBahn. We have to make the train at 7:34 (Germans are very precise). That gets them to the neighborhood stop in time to make the bus for two stops and they get to school before the 8am start.
Frankly I’ve gotten so used to the complaining that I don’t even know what to do with myself. I guess I can actually read the morning paper in peace without worrying about the deluge that will face me after school.