Monday, August 30, 2010

Really? Preschool?! REALLY!!!???

Tomorrow, my sweet baby boy starts preschool!  AH!  I thought I was so okay until tonight as we were working on his first 'homework' assignment.  (Details to follow!)  I listened to him go on and on and on and on about how excited he was to meet new friends, 'get comfortable' with Mrs. Gassiot, and do more homework.  He is so smart.  So kind.  So creative.  So funny.  So loving.  So big.  I broke all of the 'rules' tonight and laid with my big boy until he fell asleep.  He held my arm like he always has and rubbed it until he was dreaming away.  Before he drifted off, though, he said, "Mom, I think I might miss you tomorrow.  Will you wait in the parking lot for me?"  I am so very blessed, but tonight, I am 'that mom.'  Kind of sad.  Kind of excited.  Incredibly proud.  Clearing off the camera card for a gaggle of pictures tomorrow morning.  You know, totally normal.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mansion Next to Yours

Oh, how I wish I had more time to write tonight, but this is all I've got, and I don't want to forget this story.  Tonight in the Market Street parking lot as I was buckling Jakob into his seat, he grabbed my hand and said, "Mom, when I grow up I want to be a designer."  "What do you want to design, buddy?  What kind of designer?" I asked.  He replied, "I want to design houses.  One for me, a little one for Lily, and a humongous one for you and dad. I will put them all in a row so we can live next door to each other.  Then, I will come over and eat your food."  That settles it...we're building a family compound.