Yesterday was the boys last day of school.
I was an emotional wreck. My “babies” are now in SEVENTH and THIRD grade. How did that happen? I remember finding out I was pregnant with my Andrew like it was yesterday.I was only 21 years old, with perky boobs. (Ah, perky boobs.) I thought I might be pregnant and decided to pee on a stick.
“A LINE! I’M PREGNANT! LOOK! A LINE! LET’S GO SHOW MY MOM!”
And we did. I ran into my mom’s house with the pee stick in my hand.
“LOOK! I’M PREGNANT! LOOK!”
“Gross! Did you really need to bring the stick you just peed on? And YAY! You’re pregnant!”
Now, here we are, 12 years later. Like the blink of an eye, 12 years have come and gone.
I can’t help but think “Oh my GOD, my my very first baby is almost in HIGH SCHOOL!”
That thought hurts me.
I spent the entire day at Ethan’s school. I wanted to go to Andrew’s school, but supposedly it’s “not cool” for mom’s to hang out with their kids at junior high.
Ethan’s an awesome kid. He’s got The Greatest Personality of any kid I’ve ever known and the other kids are drawn to him. He’s very popular, especially with “The Ladies”. (With a face like this, how could The Ladies NOT love him?) It was fun watching him with all of his “groupies” and listening to the things he says. The whole time I was like “And he’s MY SON!” So proud.
I tried to supress my inner Wanna Be Professional Photographer, but at one point, I lost all control and started shouting commands.
“Hug that tree! Like you mean it!”
“Jump up as high as you can when I say ‘2’!”
The best command I gave was “Jump off of that wall! I don’t CARE if you’re not ‘allowed to’ I am your mother and I am a wanna be professional photographer, SO JUMP NOW!”
Breaking the rules = really good pictures.
I’ll upload the rest of the pictures from the day when we get home from the park, because, oh my GOD, it’s summer vacation and they’re home ALL DAY which means fighting, Balls, and screams of “I’m so hungry” all day long, every day, for the rest of the summer, so TO THE PARK WE GO.
And suddenly, I’m not sad anymore, I’m like “when does school start again?”