Monday, April 8, 2013

A Sensitive Soul

Wow.  It's been a LONG time.  I'd like to say it's because of the 3 kiddos, and work, and just general "adultness" but honestly, I hit a major writing block.  I came off the 31 days series feeling defeated and bored.

Then, just as I was getting excited about some posts again, Sandy Hook happened.  This hit me right in the core. I have a 5 year old. Who is heading to kindergarten. Who knows nothing about guns and really bad people. I have had a hard time moving on from this.

So, that's leads us to where we are sweet 5 year old.  Who is oh. so. tough. Who challenges me every day....turns out we are too much alike.  Who leaves me worrying if I'm a good mother.

My dear in-laws have been here for a week.  It's been awesome visiting with them.  We spent a TON of time doing FUN things.  We kept Andrew home from school because we rarely see them.  Today was their last day and while Jim and I headed off to work, Missouri Glamma and Glampa (yep, that's how they say it) got to hang out and babysit.

We had prepped Andrew with what was going to happen...the kid is a planner.  He hates surprises. He knew that when Mom and Dad got home, it was time for them to leave to catch their plane.

He was so brave. He said his goodbyes, and gave his hugs and kisses.  We all walked out to wave goodbye as they drove away.  Once they were out of sight, the poor little man broke down....the biggest tears I have ever seen....bigger than when he broke his arm, bigger than when I take Monk away when he's naughty, bigger than when he's worried he's in serious trouble.

Luckily, he's got an awesome Daddy who knew he needed to come home early to scoop up our sweet boy and his broken heart.  We had a quiet night with lots of snuggles, and remembering the fun times with Glamma and Glampa.

Here he is just minutes after they left...sweet boy.

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