His day is almost here.
In several conversations with friends and family this week, they have reminded me of a story - one I shared almost three years ago.
I thought of that story - as I watched Max and Lincoln on our front steps eating the $1 Lunchables I bought them at Target today. They decided that a front step picnic would be the best way to share lunch together.
They are so close now - Max and Lincoln. Jack has been in school for the last year, and in his absence, these two have developed a tight bond of friendship and trust and they look out for one another all day long.
But, Max's day is almost here. He's about to start Kindergarten. I can't believe it.
And, Lincoln is about to say goodbye to every day, every hour, every lunch - special or routine - with his big brother, Max.
I rejoice with Max. I celebrate his excitement and joy as he finally gets to join his big brother in the wild and wonderful adventure of heading off to school.
But, I look at Lincoln's face - as he shares his "Wunchable" with Max.
And, I wonder.
Will he feel "stuck", too?