I find you, tucked in the back of the junk drawer.
You’ve been waiting for this moment all Summer long.
I’ve been dreading it.
But now it’s your turn to shine.
Somehow my hands inscribe dear son’s name on his backpack, his lunch box, his nap mat, his jacket.
Your indelible ink will ensure that all my sweet boy’s precious items will be returned to their rightful owner…
I wonder if he would mind if I wrote “Mama” on his forehead?
Ashlei is a SAHM contemplating the meaning of stay-at-home, both boys now in school and free time.