It was a rough morning. That is the easiest way to put it. The Little Boy was up at 4am. The same time I discovered he was up, I also discovered that I was sleeping on the floor again. So we popped in a video for The Little Boy and snoozed while he watched Garfield the Movie. Once that was over about 5:30am he was determined to watch TV in the livingroom, my Beautiful Wife volunteered to be up with him so I could get a little more sleep before work. This time on the bed. Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't like he was in a bad mood, he was just up and ready for the day to start.
Anyhow the alarm clock goes off at 6:15 and I don't turn it off till 6:20. Our alarm clock is on the other side of the room, so you can't just smack it and hit snooze, you have to get up out of bed to do anything with it. So I just let it ring for 5 minutes. It was that kind of very slow going morning. I can't figure out what to wear, and the news on the TV decides to hide the weather report.
Well, we go to get in the car and the seatbelt the Little Boy uses has decided to do an imitation of a turtle. It ducked back under the seat so after some poking and proding, I manage to get it up and ready for the Little Boy, all the while very tired and trying to keep what little patience I woke up with. Some how the Little Boy got that, he figured out I was having a rough morning. So we get to the train station and I get out and give him and my Beautiful Wife a Hug and a Kiss and start to walk to my spot where I stand and wait for the train, half way there I hear the Little Boy calling for me, I turn around and look to see that he is hanging out the window of the car and pulled up right behind me. I smile and walk back, give him a big hug, and he hugs me back, and gives me a little blue rubber band, as if to say, here, this will make your day better, and you know what he was right. It has made my day better. I've put the rubber band around my cellphone which sits on my desk when I am at work. So every 10 minutes or so, my focus is diverted from the screen to the little blue rubber band and my day gets a little bit better.