New School Day
It’s just a thought but I am sitting here watching the clock waiting for our youngest son to return from his first day at the Big School. We have been through a lot to reach this point and it is a milestone for us all. He trotted off this morning in his new uniform, pack up (paleo of course) and pencil case firmly in his bag, shoulders set resolutely against the storm brewing (and it was a Big storm), all offers of a lift refused. He had plans you see, plans to meet up with half the soccer team (also their first day) which appeared to revolve around criss-crossing half of Ilkley to pick everyone up before heading up the hill to school. Hence the early start.
He set his alarm clock for 6.30 and was ready and dressed by 6.32! We made a cooked breakfast together scrambled eggs in butter with bacon added while he packed up his lunch. We kept it simple, two chicken drumsticks, slices of pepper, a handful of cherries and strawberries. He also took some water in bottle and I think his dinner looked colourful and good. And now the school day is nearly over. I don’t often have the chance to be home when he gets back due to work commitments however today with the crazy business that is our house move across town, I am here. And it feels good and its funny how something as small as that can make me happy.
And that thought I had at the start of the post? Well it was simply that in a previous (pre-paleo) life I would have gone to the store and brought him chocolate to welcome him back. Today I can give him a big hug and my time. I will be present with him for as long as it takes to hear the stories of friends made, teachers doing their thing, the number of times he was checked for his shirt hanging out and the good bits. And for both of us, that will be more than enough. Life has become simpler and more direct. And that’s the power of paleo!
Have you been part of a new day today? Share with us, tell us your story, we’d love to hear!
Posted on September 4, 2011, in The Paleo Experience and tagged chocolate, Ilkley, pack-ups, packed lunches, paleo packed lunches, Paleolithic Diet, school uniform. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.