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I realized something the other day. I already knew it, but it just didn’t click, as it were. I’m done driving Nathan to school and picking him up afterward. And, in another five weeks, I no longer have to drive him to and from daycare. At least not regularly. 

Since he was three months old, I had to drive Nathan to and from daycare two days a week. On a third day, I was driving him to and from my parents’ house. 

Once he started preschool this past year, I also would drive him to school and shuttle him to daycare after that before going into the office. 

It’s all ending because he’ll be going to full-day kindergarten near the end of August.

He’ll take a bus to school every day and either take the bus home or be picked up by Katie after an after school program every day. No me at all.

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Although school ended a month and a half ago for him, I was still doing the rounds with daycare so I was still his chauffeur. However, as that is coming to an end soon, I finally realized how out-of-the-loop I will soon be.

I also realized how much I enjoyed doing that. I missed it for his first year of preschool because it didn’t fit into my work schedule. But my new job afforded me the freedom to do it for a year. And I liked it. A lot. 

All gone. What a load of suck. 

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