Friday, May 15, 2009

Put on Sunrise, Sunset and Get A Box of Tissue

Every mother has to do it. Every mom endures it. Every momma faces it. But, these are my babies. MY BABIES!
And they will be attending Big Boy school next year. They will both be going to our Public Elementary. Middle Twerp will be in Kindergarten and Baby Twerp will be in Pre K. My Babies.
Since this is the first time for BOTH of them to attend this school, we went to the little Pre K/Kindergarten Round-Up yesterday for them to "experience" school. Sniff. Sniff. And prepare the mothers.
Do you see this? Mutt and Jeff I tell you. Mutt and Jeff. I am getting verklempt.
The first thing we had to do was get our new school shirts. We are now SHARKS. And BT has no problem getting into character.Just look at him. Look at him. Oh Lordy be. It seems like only yesterday.....
And this little munchkin. Sniff. Sniff. He is my BABY! He is THREE. Where has the time gone?The highlight of the meeting was the milk and cookies. They had STRAWBERRY MILK!
Oh. my. goodness. Just look at them. They look 15 years old. HE CAN OPEN HIS OWN MILK CARTON! When did this happen? I wanna breastfeed. I wanna give him a bottle. I want a paci. I am tellin you...HE LOOKS 15!
A straw? They can open their own straws??? No they can't! They need me.
Well, at least he wipes his mouth. Someone pass the tissues.
Strike up the band, "Sunrise, Sunset. Sunrise, Sunset. Swiftly flow the days. Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers. Blossoming even as we gaze."
Oh...the bus. THE BUS. Look how big he looks.
with his hands in his pockets.
Is this the little boy I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older.
When did they????
When did he get to be a beauty?
When did he grow to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday, when they were small?
Sunrise, Sunset. I can't handle it.

Sniff. Sniff.

8 comments:

Shellgirl said...

I'm tellin ya, you better cherish them every minute! I can remember taking my oldest to kindergarten Meet the Teacher night just like it was yesterday... and he just finished his finals of his jr. year in college!

But he also scared me to death with a lizard in the kitchen last night! Some things never change!

shellgirl

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

Such little men now!

I will cry rivers when my little girl goes to pre K.

.Keli. said...

Awww..I had tears reading this! Your boys are dolls!

I so remember and long for the "little boy" days with Jake. He's graduating from high school this month and I'm not sure I'm going to get through it. It's like it happened over night!!

Marchelle said...

The Boy is reading this with me and he goes "It's ___________ and ____________! And __________ and ____________'s mommy!"

I just realized the other day that he will be old enough to go to kindergarten next year. WHA????

Marchelle said...

PS - I totally just called you out on my blog. Cause I wuv you and all.

Dana and Daisy said...

aawe! They are cute! brothers with their arms around each other!

pass the kleenex! please!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh they'll always need you...even if they can open their own milk cartons:) I have a little one starting Kindergarten next year too. It will definitely be tissue time for me come Fall.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

How sweet, what great memories you will have!! I will tell you what I tell all mommies I meet with young children. Hold on tight, as tight as you can for as long as you can. My first baby will be 15 this summer ;( *tears* and my DD is 10 ;( Yes it is sad!!! And it stinks!!! I hate them getting older..So hold on tight and make every moment count!!!