Sure, I was there. I mothered them, together perusing the overflowing school supply bins at the store, hushed their fears with soothing words and lunch dates here and there. I was there to buoy them up and write those initials of their talents on their fingertips when they needed it and help with their homework. But I certainly took for granted all that they navigated on their own.
Lucy had the whole schedule memorized in a matter of a half and hour and could lead us around with a hop in her step and a confident smile.
Oh how comforting that was!
We went back the next day so that Lucy could show Claire around, and Claire could give her any extra junior high tips. Lucy didn’t even look at her schedule. She knew she went from hallway G to A to F and back and she was just as confident as could be.
Sorry but we have to look at that smile a little closer too:
We were overjoyed as she spilled out all the grand details all the way home.
And got this greeting when we arrived: