Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Mother in Mourning

I am spoiled to have lots of family close by. It's great that my kids get to know both sets of grandparents and all their aunts and uncles. Having said that, I am having a hard time concentrating on an ULTRA-HUGE assignment due tonight because I will be taking my kids to a non-family babysitter for the first time tomorrow. (I'm tearing up just writing that. Ugh!) Like when I had to give up nursing Caleb, it's just another shattered Mommy-heart moment. I know -- it's not the end of the world. They're staying with a great lady. But she's not my mommy. Or Stephen's mommy. Or my sister-in-law. (And there go the tears spilling over.)

6 comments:

Keetha said...

Somehow I didn't see this this morning so I didn't know at school today about your mourning.

So - - - how did it go? How did the kids do with the non-grammy babysitter?

Deven said...

Katy started playing the second we walked in the door. (There was a Dora table right inside the door. That did it.) She napped well; Caleb didn't at ALL, which is very odd... The babysitter couldn't find the pacifiers in the bag (there were two), so that might have something to do with it. All in all, a good day with a sad milestone attached.

Keetha said...

Finally, after a year and a half of blogging, I figured out how to make a link list - - - go find yourself on my list!!! :-)

Keetha said...

I'm beginning to feel like I MIGHT live now - - - about a half an hour after our playoff demise.

Now I don't care too much about who wins and who loses because at this point I'm pretty well conditioned to the fact that the Pats are probably going to take it all. I might as well gear myself up to TAKE it.

Steven Porter said...

I'm glad I don't ever have to worry about being a mother. (I do realize, though, that some fatherhood moments may be just as agonizing.)

I may just skip the parent-thing altogether.

Jodi said...

I felt your pain. Judah hasn't been away from me for more than an hour (and after a few minutes it's obvious that he knows it - haha). There's nothing worse than knowing that you can't protect your child. I'm so glad you had a good, trustworthy babysitter!