I was up early again…what is with the not sleeping? This morning it was 4:38 when I woke up. I went downstairs, made coffee and did a little reading. I read a piece about dreams, having dreams and making your dreams come true. And I sat there and thought, I don’t really have a dream…it already came true…I already have my dream come true.
I already have my dream come true.
This morning my dream come true looked like this:
7:30 Me telling Ella to get herself ready for school (which includes four basic things every.single.morning. It does not vary: 1-get dressed. 2-put your jammies and undies where they belong. 3-brush your hair. 4-brush your teeth.)
7:32 Me telling Ella to get ready for school.
7:36 Me telling Ella to get back in her room and don’t come out until she’s fully dressed.
7:38 Me asking Ella what she is supposed to be doing instead of showing me how the handles on her glasses case can look like a smiley face. She forgot what she’s supposed to be doing. It’s understandable because she’s only been doing this for the last 1,000 days or so.
7:41 Me telling Ella to get back in her room and finish getting ready.
7:44 Me, with my hands over my face asking Ella what she is supposed to be doing.
7:46 Me finishing Ella’s hair for her because her idea of getting all the tats out is not a fully-matured idea.
7:48 Me telling Ella to brush her teeth. And not to forget her sweatshirt because it will be cool today.
7:50 Hugging her goodbye. Smelling sunblock in her hair. Feeling how small she is. Wishing her the best day ever…
I watched the old man drive off with those two redheads. Henry was playing with a rubik’s cube. He has learned algorithms to solve the thing…hasn’t solved it yet but he will. And Ella in the back…her little tiny self smiling at me with that wonky tooth of hers and waving to me.
Then I took a glance at her room. Her jammies and undies are on the floor. Her sweatshirt is still sitting on her bed. And I’m pretty sure she didn’t brush her teeth either.
Yep. Living the dream.