Lucy was very nervous about starting. She's been nervous about it for weeks. This morning, when we were driving to school, Coen said to her, "Lucy, I will be there and Daddy will be there so you'll be fine. I told all my friends that I might not be able to play with them this week, because I might be playing with my little sister at recess this week."
"I'm not going to cry." I said.
When I said goodbye to Lucy she cried. And cried. Her teacher took her hand and I walked away telling her I love her and I would get her at lunchtime. Then I got in the car. And I cried.
And I called my mom.
I told her I knew a story about some people who stood in one spot forever and never moved. She stopped her rant, wiped her eyes. "Huh." She said. "Do you want to hear it?" I asked? She nodded. I went into Coen's room to grab the Dr. Seuss book in which the Zax is. The north going zax and the south going zax stopped in their tracks. Neither will take a step to the east nor a step to the west.
When I returned to her room, she was all nestled in bed waiting for me. I had to laugh. And then read her The Zax.
Well... Of course the world didn't stand still. The world grew. In a couple of years, the new highway came through And they built it right over those two stubborn Zax And left them there, standing un-budged in their tracks.