My kids think it’s absolutely awesome that there is the slightest possibility that they will be latch-key. To bring you up to speed if you don’t know what Latch-Key is, here it’s before and after school care run by the day care that is associated with the kids school. I believe I have touched on this topic before in a previous rambling…errh….blog post.
The kids are pumped for me to get a job. If I have an interview during the day while they are at school, the first thing they ask when they seem me after school is “Do I start Latch-Key tomorrow?” I’m such an asshole when I say “Nope!” and then they act as if I have crushed their soul and they are about to give up their will to live. It’s rather comical for me, hence the asshole part since I really want to tell them yes only to then say “hahaha just kidding!!!”
Yesterday, tearfully, Madeline told me about a conversation she had with one of her friends at school. She told this friend that I was having some interviews and would be getting a job, thus she would no longer be able to exit the school with her and walk her towards the busses. This friend got a bit upset. This made Madeline upset. So Madeline, with her big loving heart, drew her friend a picture which seemed to help resolve the situation. I suggested to Madeline that she not talk about her being Latch-Key until she is actually going to be Latch-Key. She agreed as she didn’t want to upset any more of her friends.