It Smells Happy

I took the kids to the elementary to see if Luca needed to register for the new school year. I remember registering every year as a kid and it seems strange to just show up on the first day of school, but that is all returning students have to do here.


Luca had a cute little smile on her face as we walked into the school office and she waved at the two women working there.

“Hi Luca!” they said as we walked into the office. I could tell she was thrilled they remembered her name.

After finding out we didn’t have to fill out any paperwork we headed back to the car. Luca grabbed my hand and looked up at me and said, “I love the way it smells in there.”

She smiled all the way to the car.

I am glad that the smell of office supplies makes my girl happy.

I am glad that learning makes her happy.

I am glad that she is counting down the days until school starts.

But it doesn’t make me miss her any less when she finally goes back.


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