Monday, August 13, 2007

Take Good Care of My Baby






Somehow I woke up this morning the mother of a kindergartner. Not because I was ready, not because I wanted to be, but just because life happens whether you're ready or not. I don't think I'm ready. When I went in to wake Dallas up this morning all I could think was "he's so beautiful." Those were my first words after he was born. For some reason, while I was pregnant with Dallas, I had a real fear of him being an ugly baby. Don't ask me why, but I was just worried that I might think my own baby was ugly. But the minute he was born, and I took my first look at him, all I could say was, "he's so beautiful." And I kept on crying, and saying it over and over again. So much that Travis was laughing at me, and couldn't believe that I was so surprised that he was a beautiful baby. But he was, in my eyes, the most beautiful baby I'd ever seen. I've looked back at those baby pictures and laughed a little at the fact that he really looked like most babies, but I didn't think so at the time.

So now to have to send my beautiful baby out into the lone and dreary world is very hard for this mother. Don't worry about Dallas, he's ready. He didn't even want to hold my hand as we were walking into the school, but when we got closer to the school he did hold my hand, and I think there was an inkling of trepidation. Then he saw his buddy Spencer and proceeded to play on the playground and get all sweaty and dirty before school even started. I have a feeling he won't have a hard time making this adjustment at all.

I know there are some of you out there doing the exact same thing today, so give me a call, and lend me your shoulder, because I'm sitting here crying just a little, and hoping and praying that they take good care of my baby.

14 comments:

Carrie said...

Emily started kindergarten too! I think the first day was a little overwhelming for her, but the rest of the week went great! What's not to like, really? Better than being at home with your boring old mom! :)

Nancy said...

Hi Carrie! Do you guys have all day kindergarten? That was my main concern, I was just worried that it was too long (8 a.m.-2p.m.), but Dallas didn't seem one bit bothered, and the school day actually went by pretty quick, so I guess we'll make it!

Shauna Brown said...

Congratulation, you did it!! I think you deserve a new school outfit as well, for having to go through the "first child off to school" thing. Just wait, it's going to be to Madagascar for his Mission before you know it!

Adrienne said...

Good luck to Dallas - I totally remember my first day of kindergarten and feeling so mature that I was going to school with my older brothers. To funny! I LOVE the quilt you made for your friend!!

Emily said...

Yay for Dallas! What a very cute, big kid.

Carrie said...

I wish we had all day!! I am jealous. Emily goes from 8-11:40 and it hardly seems long enough to accomplish much. Oh well, I guess it makes for a slightly easier adjustment.

Becky said...

To quote Stevie Nicks, "Even children get older. I'm getting older too."

Now I'm teary eyed. Age does that to me.

KMS said...

My "baby" came home from his first day of 11th grade on Monday and asked for the keys to the car. Cherrish EVERY moment... It goes by way too fast.

BTW-Loved seeing my black & white bag in your "All Done" post. I get compliments on it every Sunday. You are very talented!

-Kathy

Nancy said...

hi Kathy! Okay the car, now that would freak me out, Ahh! Did you know that Stephenie Meyer is speaking on Saturday at I think Marcos De Nezia (something like that) high school? I'm so bummed I can't go, but you totally should. Check her web site for details.

And to Becky, Stevie Knicks always chokes me up too, just kidding. I know what you mean!

pam said...

Now you know how it feels to not have any babies around and have to call and bribe them with a dinner invitation to get them to come and visit!

Angela said...

Mom, you don't have to bribe me with dinner visits! You're just talking about Austin, right?

Nancy said...

Mom, you can bribe me with a dinner visit anytime! In fact I'd be happy just to have you over to my house for dinner, I'm just that kind of daughter.

KMS said...

I'll be wearing my "I 'heart' Edward" shirt on Saturday (kidding) - but I am going to the signing. I'm only half way through Eclipse and loving it.

Macy said...

Nancy,
I love this post! I know I will feel that exact same way to see Rex off to Kindergarten, and I feel for you. It was so sweet, and almost made me cry. He will do great and love it!