Thursday, April 9, 2009
The lunch date....
I knew it would happen. Well, at least they said it would. I kind of doubted it would though. Until today.
Presley and I made a surprise visit to eat lunch at school with Joseph today. We were so excited, Chic-fil-a in hand, smiles on our faces, and ready to see his face beaming with pride and joy that we had come to bring him lunch.
As he rounded the corner into the lunch room, he saw us. He didn't flinch. He looked behind him at his friend, as if to say.... "sorry, i gotta eat with them."
My heart sank. I tried not to show my disappointment, but I was devastated. We went outside to find a picnic table. I couldn't get outside fast enough, so that I could put my sunglasses back on. My eyes were flooding with tears. My appetite had suddenly vanished.
As we sat outside and made small talk about his day, my mind was completely spinning. All that I could think about was my little boy and how little he wasn't anymore.
After we ate, he ran off to recess to play with his friends. He was so happy to meet up with them again. He had dropped me like a lead balloon.
This is how it should be. I know. I want him to have balance and friends and all that come with being a seven year old boy. I just wish it was easier on my heart.
This will certainly be just the first of many times like these. So far, I am not liking this growing up thing.
peter pan had the right idea,