Thursday, September 6, 2012

Random Things

A, 8th grade (last year of junior high)

E, 5th grade (last year of elementary school)

TC, Kindergarten

Kids are back to school, and TC started Kindergarten yesterday. I spent the afternoon crying. It's super hard to let him go after having him home with me for nearly six years. He isn't a kid I usually need a break from either; he's generally easy and affectionate and hilarious, so I'd really rather keep him at age 5 forever. I took a bunch of pictures, and waved at him bravely, and waited until I got in the car to fall apart. I don't know that I'd ever be ready for him to go. This year has kept me in a raw emotional state, so it doesn't take much at this point to get the tears rolling. I just didn't know that dropping the last child off for Kindergarten would be this much harder than the first.

I am all registered for school and my first textbook is on a UPS truck somewhere right now. My first class starts on the 17th, which is coming up quickly.

My mother, who has Parkinson's Disease, is having brain surgery next week. Specifically she is having Deep Brain Stimulation done. I'm pretty much wigging out about this and trying not to think about it much or do internet research. The surgery takes six hours, and she'll be awake for the first two. That's pretty much all I want or need to know at this point.

6 comments:

Tara said...

Oh my goodness, A has really blossomed, hasn't she? I know you were worrying about her going through an awkward phase not too long ago, but it looks like she's through that now.

Can't believe how big the boys are getting too. I'm sure I'll be an emotional mess when Drew starts kindergarten next fall. Do you have all-day kindy? Drew should only be half days unless they finally switch things up like they've been talking about for years.

Will pray for you and your mom! I know her health has been such a dark cloud for awhile now.

(((Hugs!)))

BeLoVed AiMeE said...

((Shay)) prayers for you and for your mom.

Jeff and Meg said...

I think we all need a good cry this week. My dishwasher broke yesterday so I feel especially hostile right now. :)

I prayed for your mom this morning on my run. I hope all goes well.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hey! First week of school down...how many more to go?!
How'd T do??

Shay said...

Meg, your 'hostile' comment really made me LOL!!
Tara, I'm thankful, and I'm sure A is too, that the awkward phase is over! She's really blossomed into quite a young lady. I'm so proud but also keeping a closer eye because of it.
Jill, TC only went 2 days (they stagger the 'new arrivals') but so far so good! He loves it! My MIL thinks he'll be running the classroom shortly. ;)

Theresa said...

I love looking back at the pictures!