Saturday, October 9, 2010

Put On Your Sunday Clothes...

Dear Gremlin,

I would like to make a date with you every day for the rest of your life to sit on the couch and snuggle and watch WALL-E. 

I know that you're a big boy now; you're in Kindergarten for goodness sakes!  Kindergarten! You sit at the kitchen table and do your homework along side your big brother. We talk a lot about letters and numbers and sounds and words.  You and Daddy played War with cards nearly every night this week.  Since you've been back in school all your learning and thinking and doing has just accelerated. 

And I want to tell you a little secret, when you hold my hand with both of yours and tell me you hate school and you want to stay home with me? A big part of me wants to let you. Even after nearly a month, leaving the playground after drop-off all by myself still feels really strange - and kind of lonely.  You're growing up.  It shows in your struggles and in facing your fears by walking in that door and making new friends and going to gym and music and computers (you're not too crazy about art...).

Then, you and Wall-e sing along to "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" with Cornelius and Barnaby...

Close your eyes and see it glisten, Portabee.
Listen, Portabee!

And you're my baby again.

13 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

This was so sweet to read--bittersweet for me on a day when my youngest son is dressed up for Homecoming and looks (and acts) every bit a young man.

"Grandchildren," I keep telling myself!

Jason, as himself said...

Ahhhhh. Yes. So sweet.

JCK said...

So lovely. I know just what you mean about the bit of loneliness, now that our youngest are Kindergarteners....

Never too old for snuggling, or wanting their mama.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Sigh...

Mama Goose said...

Awwwww.... Made me a bit teary. So sweet.

slouchy said...

oh, sigh. i know.

Anonymous said...

Just saw this NOW and it still makes me feel almost misty...
Jenn is "almost" right with the grandchildren thing-but there is still nothing exactly like your kids to snuggle with.
sigh.....
Guess who?

Mrs. Tuna said...

I miss the sweetness of "Sheldon" at that age. Hard to believe my little girl is going to be 21 next month. I could tell you I had her when I was 8 but that would just be wrong.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Thanks for following!!! One more to get off loser status.
Dawn
:)

Life As I Know It said...

Oh I love this. I am in the same boat, as you know.

But - just when I think I am working myself out of a job, they seem to need me in another way.

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Very sweet.

Otter Thomas said...

Very nice. I hope you both get adjusted to the change soon but still get to share those special moments as often as possible.

anymommy said...

I know. I want to keep mine home too, but they love to go.

 

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