16 January 2009
Not your traditional birthday gift, I gave my eight year old something he has been asking for: a house key. He doesn't really need it...he waits at most 2 minutes very occasionally while I head up the street from preschool pickup - usually I beat him home. But I guess it makes him feel big and trusted. I bought one of those stretchy spiral cords that connects to inside his backpack. He used it to open the door for me when we came home together yesterday.