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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Is today over yet?

So, my Tuesday was pretty good after subbing my first day and everything, but Campbell's wasn't very good. After having 2 great weeks at preschool, week 3 started out very badly. He's getting some huge monster teeth in the back, and he didn't feel very good at school. He cried most all the day--didn't even eat his lunch. Those of you who know him well know that it is serious business when campbell doesn't eat. Then that afternoon he had a sort of blow out diaper, and I thought, yep, it's those teeth. Wednesday he seemed to feel fine, but had another questionable diaper. But he slept good Wednesday night, and he ate a good breakfast Thursday morning, so I didn't feel bad about sending him to preschool. Well, in the middle of Walmart around 11:00 today, I got a phone call from preschool. They said he'd been crying inconsolably since he got there, and they didn't know what to do.
They were great. They told me it was up to me, that they were fine to try and asuage him until 2:00, but since I had that lingering question of how he was feeling in the back of my mind, I decided to just go get him. As soon as I got there he calmed down and started saying, "Mommy's car!" I asked him if his teeth hurt and he said no. Asked him if he felt bad, no. By the time we got home, he was happy as could be. Looks like Mommy just got played. It's just one of those parenting decisions that you just don't feel good about either choice. I didn't want to leave him there and get home and him have a fever or something. So, I've been second-guessing myself for the last 2 hours. But we talked and I told him that he was definitely staying at preschool on Tuesday. I guess we'll see how that goes. Any advice?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

feeling useful

Well, today I earned my first day's wages in almost 2 years. That's right, I worked today. I am going to substitute teach at my old school one day a week, and today was my first day. It was really fun to get back in the grove of working again, especially without the responsibility of the class being my class. Today I was an 8th grade history teacher. Who knows what I'll be next week.
We also went on a girls' retreat with our 10th grade girls at church this weekend. It was an awesome time of bonding and fellowship and committment to purity. These girls continually amaze me with their spiritual maturity and poise. Many of them said that they actually pray for their future husband on a regular basis. I can honestly say that I never thought about that at their age. I hope that they learn half as much from me as I do from them.
Hope everyone else is having a good week and feeling useful, too. It's a nice feeling.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

serious bed head

Today must be a very bad hair day for Campbell. He woke up this morning with pretty funny bed head, but when he woke up from his nap just now, it was really serious. I just had to take some pictures. There's just something about little boys with bed head that just makes me smile. So, hopefully these pictures will make you smile, too.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I stand corrected

Well, folks, like I've said, and experienced, a thousand times, your kids will make a liar out of you every time. And this week is no different. I bet I've said a hundred times lately that there was no way Campbell would sleep at preschool, but, as usual, my son has proven me wrong. Both Tuesday and today he took naps at school. Now grant you, neither was as long as I might like, but they will get him through the day.
And apparently he really likes school. He's not crazy about being dropped off, but other than that, I think he likes it. They say he's pretty happy. I think it's the structure. He likes going from one thing to another. But all in all, I'm so proud of him. This whole mother's day out thing is pretty great for me, too. Today I met Jamie and some other friends for lunch. How fun!
By the way, we had another ultrasound today because they wanted to get more pictures of his heart. Nothing wrong, he just wouldn't cooperate last time. But it was really great to be able to see him again. And by the way, his name will be Andrew Alexander.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Momma's Big Man

Well, today was a big day for us. Today was Campbell's first day of Mother's Day Out at Harpeth Hills Preschool. I knew it was going to be a good day when he slept until 8:00 this morning. He woke up in a wonderful mood, but every time I asked him if he was excited about preschool, or even if he was going, he said matter-of-factly, "No." Nonetheless, we made the trip to church. I decided to walk him to his classroom today (usually the teachers get the children out of the car and take them to class) since it was the first day.
He started to get nervous as we walked down the hallway, and as we approached his classroom door, he started to cry. So I picked him up and walked him into the room. The teachers greeted him with big smiles, but he was clutching onto Mommy for dear life! Then I noticed that they had taped pictures and name tags on the chairs. I pointed out his picture and his name, and he seemed to really like that. Then he noticed that there were crayons and paper all over the table, so he immediately started coloring (one of his very favorite things to do right now). Sensing that now was my chance, I leaned down and kissed him on the cheek, told him I loved him and to have a good day. He never even took his eyes off his teacher who was drawing something for him. I walked out the door, and he never seemed to give me a second thought! What a brave guy! I was so proud of him. I started to tear up as I walked back down the hallway, but I decided that if he didn't need to cry, neither did I. And so, our first day, at least the beginning, was a success.

It's so hard not knowing what he is doing right now. Supposedly he is napping right now, but you could knock me over with a feather if he is actually asleep right now. But, who knows! I'll let you know later on how the day went. I've also got lots of great pictures and stories from our Hilton Head trip to share as well. But for now, here's some pictures of my big man as he was leaving for preschool this morning. I can't believe how big he is. I love how in the first picture he looks like he doesn't quite know about this bag thing, but then he decides he kind of likes it and gives Mommy a big cheese for the camera.