Friday, July 20, 2012


Well, I am sad to say that the countdown is on for the first day of school.  Except this year it is not my first day of school, but my little man's.  I have very mixed feelings about this.  Whenever I pictured Braden's first day of school, I always saw him with me- riding to school with me, hanging out in my classroom before school, checking on him at lunch, coming to my classroom after school.  And though I am thrilled to be able to stay at home, I am heartbroken that I won't be getting a first hand look at B at school.  I will be like every other parent- wondering how my kid is doing, is he making friends, what does he do at lunch, how does he walk down the hall, how does he interact with the other kids?  I know I need to step back and let go of my baby.  But that is just it- he is my baby.  And even though he will totally argue with that and say he is my big boy, he will always in some way be that tiny seven pound three ounce baby boy. 
So this past week or so I have been trying to make the most of our time together (next week is actually his last week before school starts, but I am watching a few teacher's kids during pre planning and he has Kindercamp two days). 
At the zoo with his buddy and future classmate, Ty

coloring and building Tow Mater

Tow Mater was a truck, tent and camper

early morning coloring with just Mommy and Braden- this is his lightning bolt from the storm we had the night before

spending the day at the pool with just Mommy and Parker- Braden spent the whole time jumping off the diving board and swimming the length of the pool without floaties

The soon to be Kindergartner
 He also went to the movies with Grr to see Madagascar 3 and out to dinner and we went to Sonic and took Daddy happy hour drinks at work.  We have also had Mommy/Braden cuddle time with Disney Junior cartoons before the Park and Emy are up each morning.
As hard as it sometimes is with three little ones at home, especially when he and Parker are arguing, I am totally going to miss him.  It just won't be the same without my little man.

1 comment:

Megan P said...

Our babies are growing up!!