Digging around in Alex's new backpack tonight, I found a piece of paper folded up about 18 times.
Unfolding it was like opening a Christmas present.
For once I had it completely, 100% unfolded, it became clear that this was a note Alex wrote to us sometime last week. Most likely on the first day of school.
I pressed it for a few hours, to try and flatten it as best as possible.
This is what the end result looks like:
It was worth the wait.
Tonight was also significant in that it was the first time Ryan has had homework.
He was so excited to come home with his homework folder. If he brings back his completed work tomorrow, not only does he get a sticker, but even more exciting, he will get to visit the beloved treasure chest.
So while Alex read his Neil Armstrong book from this week's book bag, Ryan and I did his homework.
As was I.