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Monday, August 24, 2009

236/365 Where's my baby?


She started the night in our bed last night, saying, "I always sleep the best with my Mommy." I rubbed her back until she was still. I slept fitfully, imagining her lost in the melee of magnet buses at unfamiliar high schools. It all went fine. She woke at 5:30 and was through glamorizing before 6. That left plenty of time for her "Baby Bagel" with cream cheese and sips of orange juice. She texted all the way to the high school, having little to say to me. When the time came to get out, she wanted me to wait with her and see that she found the right bus. I even helped her introduce herself to a nice girl, Kaitlyn, a visual arts major. They both like the front of the bus, they agreed, so let's sit together. The buses started pulling in, and she spotted #595 as it came around the corner. Boys with facial hair boarded that bus! She allowed me the picture, and even waved through the window as I walked off. I waited until I got to the car to cry.

6 comments:

SJR said...

Y'all are such awesome parents!

BJNR said...

Let me just continue the tears from this morning. Mom (and Dad), "ya done good"!!! Know that there is more excitement around the bend... and we'll stay tuned!

Kathy said...

Working at a University affords me the opportunity to witness parent/child goodbyes each August. Gone are the days I identified with the kids. Now I shed tears and sympathize with the mommies. Your post made me well up here on the commuter train! What a lovely picture of you little girl. All the best to her!

MJ said...

Beautiful post. I love how your post reminds me of what we'd expect in a "baby"--how she slept, what she ate, etc. but then she's off to high school. Crazy! I can't wait to hear about her day and I hope she loved it.
I would've been crying too. Mine hasn't even left for pre-school yet but I know this is just around the corner for us.

LJ said...

To the kids in the background, GET OFF THE GD PHONE!!!

Anonymous said...

I have chills, epis.