Thursday, March 6, 2008

I am officially old....I no longer have a baby in my house...

Yesterday...was another milestone in my life. I had to take my youngest, Max... to register for Kindergarten. Seems like just yesterday, he was still attached to me, nursing constantly, then learning to walk and talk. Now, he will be heading off to kindergarten, full day, on the big yellow bus, come fall.

I want to cry...if I could still have babies...I would probably let hubby knock me up again. I miss that so much...guess I could get one of those creepy dolls I posted about below...nah...I haven't lost it yet.

So...in order to register Max for this lovely, $1800 a year (out of my pocket funded) all day kindergarten...I had to take him to get his shots. Now, from past expierience with my older boys, especially Aaron (eight year old) it has always been a traumatic, tear my heart out, they will scream bloody murder and hate you for the rest of the day, expierience. Not so with Max...he wasn't scared at all. Although, that morning before we left to get it done, he did come in my bedroom, sigh heavily and say, "I am very nervous about this shot thing...how big are the needles? Cause Aaron said they are huge and it will hurt and I will scream"...I couldn't help but chuckle inside as I nervously replied..."It's ok to be nervous. I am nervous for you. But, it's just part of growing up. You have to be protected against all the bad diseases in the world. I'm going to need you to take care of me when I'm old...so, they have to be done." He seemed to buy that, went off to his room to get dressed.

The needles of death invaded his soft still baby like skin...six times people...three in the arm and three in the leg.
He was a trooper though. He didn't even cry with the first two. But the third one, the MMR...he screamed, because that really hurt. Then came the three in his left leg...the nurse just gave them, one right after the other..boom, boom, boom...he didn't even have time to catch his breath. Then, they were done.
He was by far, the best, out of all four of my boys.


I was going to post pictures...but for some reason...my stupid camera has lost the pictures I took. WTF??? I took two at the doctors office, two from last night at registration.

I am upset....to say the least. Oh, well...there is always the first day I guess.

He did well at the kindergarten round up last night. He is very excited. Last night, while the parents listened to the principal and the kindergarten teachers..they divided the kids up into groups and took them into the gymnasium...I later found out that Max was very talkative...I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

I am scared to let him go....

8 comments:

janet said...

awww, hon.... it's a bittersweet moment to watch your last baby bird fly (just a little) from the nest.

hang in there. the rewards are sweeter than the pain!

Flat Coke and Flies said...

It's always hard with the baby...the last one. This is the last Kindergarten registration...it's tough, but you'll both develop a new type of relationship now. Keep him close...

Whitenoise said...

Good on ya, Max! ;-)

DIXIECHICK said...

Janet...I know...he's not my "baby" anymore....so to speak. In my heart, he always will be.

Flat...the toughest day is going to be when he climbs on that big yellow bus for the first time. I will keep him as close as he will allow for as long as he will allow it.

White....thanks.

Dixie said...

Oh Lord. My baby starts K-3 next school year. I don't know if I will be able to take it.

Hope you don't stalk the school, like I plan on doing!!

Daddy Forever said...

My son starts kindergarten next Fall too. But it's only half a day. My son is also weird. He likes shots. After he gets one, he tells us he wants another one.

i beati said...

wonderful answer Mom

DIXIECHICK said...

Dix..it's gonna be tough. I will take him on his first day, no way am I going to miss that...work can suck it.

Daddio...wow, he likes shots? Maybe he just has a high tolerance for pain or something.

I beati...thanks.