“I could do it.” The words escape my mouth before I can pull them back.
I’m standing at the curb talking to a mom I don't know in a minivan. She explains to me how her kindergarten daughter hates the before-school program at my boys’ school and she’s looking for someone to put her on the bus.
“Really? You could?”
I understand I’m making a long-term commitment if I agree. It’s the start of the school year with hundreds of mornings before summer vacation.
More than that I think of the fun of mixing it up a bit in my house full of rambunctious boys. What will happen if we add a little blond girl to our morning routine? I imagine fun art projects with glitter and feathers. I picture quiet mornings reading books all five of us snuggled on the over-sized family room couch.
“Yes. I think it will be fun.”