Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Allow me this moment

I had this gratitude blog post all planned out. I will still blog about it. But allow me this moment to cry. My baby has gone to kindergarten, and instead of the feelings of relief and joy and excitement I thought I would feel, I am crying. Sad that my buddy is growing up. Worried about him following school rules. And a little broken-hearted at the way he pushed me away and said, "Just let me walk with my friends."

Today, instead of enjoying the silence at home, I am thinking how grateful I am for half-day kindergarten. I can't wait to pick this guy up in 2 1/2 hours.


  1. solidarity sister. And thanks for the text today- I really needed it!

  2. Awwww! That has to be so hard. I'm sure you'll get used to the silence, but never about the pushing away. Luckily, most kids realize how much they love their parents when they're older. Hopefully, it won't take too long for Lucas. :)

  3. I am not surprised... I'd miss that awesome kid too.

    Glad I get to wait another year to put Clara in K... not glad it will most likely be all day.

    I wish I was seeing you this weekend. Boooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. he is so cool. yesterday i babysat clara and hazel, and we played Pictureeka! so of course i was thinking about lucas. he's such a smart kid with a funny personality.

    i'm sure it will get easier.

  5. I envy your half day! Live it up, only my first got one of those.

  6. I'm so glad I looked on here, bec I'm having the same feelings about my Rachel starting preschool today. I know it's only twice a week, but I've been completely thrown off by how sad it made me. My house felt far too empty with her gone. Good thing it's another year until it's every day.
    You know he loves you, right? You're like the coolest mom ever :)