When I picked Colin up from school today, I almost cried (well, I DID get teary eyed), but not for the reason you would expect. Colin is definitely transitioning must better now and Chris has said that he isn't crying much at all at drop-off. He is slowly starting to eat better and is finally drinking all of his smoothie that has his iron in it.
I was so happy to have witnessed such an ordinary moment today. Colin's class was playing outside when I got there and as I walked out the door and looked over, Colin and his buddy Tommy were "little boy rough-housing" and I could. have. died. It was the sweetest moment and I was so thankful to have seen it. I am getting teary eyed just typing this because it was so ordinary. Just two little boys playing together, having a great time with no care in the world. They certainly don't see the differences between each other and reminds me at how innocently children see the world. I think as adults we need to take some advice once in awhile.
As I started to walk closer, both Tommy and Colin saw me at the same time. Colin was so happy to see me and Tommy was excitedly patting Colin on the shoulder as if he were saying "look! yours is here!".
I am so thankful that Colin has such a great buddy and that Tommy has helped Colin transition back to school. I love seeing the two of them interact together and I can not wait for Colin to be walking so that it adds a whole new dynamic to their "rough-housing". Before they saw me, and just after rolling around, they got "up" and starting chasing each other. It was so sweet and I just love it.
Unfortunately, these two live in different towns, so they won't go through school together as they get older and out of daycare, but I can still see them remaining friends through the years. How cool would it be if one day when they are hanging out we can say that they have been friends since babies?