Thursday, September 4, 2008

OuR lItTlE AnGeL hAs A bIg HeArT...

Chad and I both had separation anxiety issues when we were younger. Chad would have to be bribed to stay at school with candy. And I would be walked into my class with tears in my eyes. By my mom or older sisters.  Poor Austin, poor, poor, Austin had to inherit that from us. We have been so encouraging saying nothing to make him sad about being away from home. (his preschool even gave us a paper of things not to say to your child, and we have been so supportive and enthusiastic about it all. I never once asked if he missed me or if he cried, only how his day was and what he learned. When he has told me that he cried I quickly reminded him that he stopped crying though because pre school is so much fun...he agreed and then that was that. Well, on Tuesday I picked him up and I could tell he had been crying. I said nothing. Then I asked how his day was and what he learned. He told me,  as he was fighting back his inevitable tears, that he cried for me, really hard that day. I was thinking it was him witnessing other kids crying for their parents, that would make him cry, because he always hops out of the car with no problem. So I asked, "Do the other kids cry?" he said "no, just me." I asked him what his teacher said to him. he said she just gives him a big hug and says mommy will be back, and that they are going to have lots of fun. I reminded him his teacher was right I always come back and I am always waiting for him, when he gets out of his class. And that he always has lots of fun. Then he said "I think I cry because I love you too much mommy."  That about broke my heart! 
Then today as I was dropping him off, I told him when I picked him up we would go to the store to pick up his cousin Haylie's birthday present and we could look at the Halloween stuff , he was so excited. Then as one of the school aides came to get him out of the car, he started crying. He said I love you mommy, I love you too much. I told him I was going to be right back and he was going to have a fun and happy time and I would see him soon. Then he was off. I then found the closest parking spot and bawled too...

4 comments:

Casey and Diana said...

Kristen I love to hate to read your posts because I always end up bawling!! what the heck! what a special little guy. I can't believe he said "I love you too much"! could he get any cuter?! oh my, I just wanna go over there and give you two a big hug right now.

rbberbandgirl said...

No kidding you bawled.
He is such a sweetheart. It's so interesting to watch them discovering emotions and the cause behind them.
I hope you both survive.

Amanda X said...

So I jsut read this and I have tears in my eyes. He's the sweetest thing ever! It was so good to see you guys at the wedding! We need to get together more often!
xoxo

Kitty said...

What a sweetheart! I can just imagine David saying those things to me. Tear, tear, gulp! What a precious boy you have!