Today a new chapter has started in my son’s life. He started school today. He did fine but I on the other hand am a ball of emotions. It seems as if the last five years whizzed by in a blink. Its funny when I was pregnant with him I was so nervous about the birth. I had an overwhelming need and feeling to keep my baby wrapped up safe and warm and protected in my belly. Then he was born and brought this bright beautiful light with him and everything was fine.
These past couple of weeks that overwhelming feeling returned. The need to keep my “baby” wrapped up and safe. I think maybe because we co-slept until just this last year with both children I have always viewed our family unit as sort of a nest. Yes our daddy leaves everyday to work but I could still keep my babies safe and know exactly what each moment held for them.
Now he will be out in the world for seven hours. I have to trust I have given him the tools to handle that without any problems. His teacher being a young first year teacher seems nice and eager to have me and the other parents like her. I get a good feeling from her and that is important too. Even better about five minutes ago she called me at home letting me know what a wonderful day my child had and how sweet and funny he is. She also gave me her home number in case I ever wanted or need to discuss JM after school hours. I hope none of the parents take advantage of that wide eyed sweetness.
This morning JM jumped into bed with us and said “Mom! Dad! I get to go to school today” and with a smile and a sigh we agreed and got up. CD took off of work today and as a family we went to set our birdie into the world. I must say I did not cry (I know I am shocked and proud of myself) and after supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes were put away and his place at the green table (Man that teacher can take a hint!) was found we left him there on his own to be his own person.
The girl was very happy to have had the undivided attention of mom and dad today. She did ask a few times where he was and when he would rejoin us.
When the day had passed it was time to pick the boy up, we only waited in the parking lot for 45 minutes before the school the bell rang for dismissal. Maybe the next time I will try to only be 30 minutes early.
With this new adventure we already have an unforeseen event… Hurricane Fay is heading our way. All schools have been cancelled for tomorrow. I am hoping that will end up being nothing more then a rainy day off of school. We’ve been gone out west too long, I was surprised by so many people around here shocked when I told them we do not have a propane grill or a generator or even a true first aid kit. We went to Sam’s club for lunch and you would think the “big one” is coming the way people were running around buying all of their hurricane supplies.
Well I suppose I did prepare a little…. I do have extra water, cans of soup, two loaves of bread, PB&J, a flashlight and we’re calling that good enough (I hope).
I think this storm will turn but what do I know.
On a side note I have posted my review of Breaking Dawn.
**if you have not read the book it does contain spoilers so do not read it if you are not ready. You have been warned… If you decide not to read my review/spoiler yet because you have not finished the book yet, I will give you the short version:
I L.O.V.E.D. it!!!
Oh also I’m not sure if this is MY Bella and Edward but none the less I am excited to see this tidbit.