Sadly, he went back to school today

At breakfast, I realized that the bits of poison ivy that spotted his legs had spread, and he couldn’t stop scratching. There was no possible way I could send him to school.

Hearing the verdict, his mouth spread into a grin. A wave of contentment settled around, and he immediately asked to watch a movie. I reminded him of my no-screen rule, of course.

So, he pulled out the wooden trains and started to build, cloistered himself, with his brother, in a room in the basement while they built. Soon, he announced that he was ready for me to take a look.

Behind the door, I saw yet another of his elaborate train track structures, but this time, the track was surrounded by Christmas ornaments he had pulled from the storage boxes.

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They even took the time to pull out Christmas photo of his older brothers, and placed it on display.

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This was his make-shift Jack-in-The Box.

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His nutcrackers took center stage in the middle of circular tracks.

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“It’s Christmas Mom,” he said. It was Instant Christmas on May 28, 2009.

My favorite is the propped flashlights he used to evoke “Christmas lights.”

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Then, he said, “Time for the snow,” and he switched on the fan to give the effect of a cold winter breeze.

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For lunch we headed upstairs for corndogs, watermelon and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

I found it difficult this morning to announce that his poison ivy was better, and that today he was returning to school

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