Fall/autumn and the return to school. These are exciting days for my eldest grandchildren as they embark on their more formal schooling. One of the highlights of my time in Connecticut was the early morning walk to the corner for my grandson to get the schoolbus. It is a neighbourhood with many young families and the gatherings at the corner in the morning and then again in the afternoon to meet the bus on its return were big moments in the day.
And Kyle’s little sister Ella fully participated in the departure and endeared herself to me by proudly and excitedly introducing me to all and sundry “here’s my grandma”. Then it was Ella’s turn to go to her school and she proudly showed me her art work for the day.