Ever wonder why people use the phrase “slept like a baby?” In my experience, babies aren’t that great of sleepers. They wake up several times a night. What’s so wonderful about that?
But, the phrase, “cry like a baby” makes a lot more sense. Babies cry. Hard. And, so did I yesterday. I sent my son off to high school as a Freshman. Sometimes he looks so grown-up and other times, like yesterday, he looked so young. As soon as I shut the door as he walked to school, I bawled my head off. Tom looked at me as if I’d lost my mind. So many things were swirling in my head. Would he actually find his locker in time? (As of that morning, he still didn’t know exactly where it was.) Would he have someone to sit with at lunch? Since he forgot his lunch and left it at home, would he be able to figure out how buying lunch worked? Would he find all his classes? And, finally, how did my little baby grow up so fast?
I’m happy to report that he had a good day. Even though I had to wait until 5:30 to find out. He has joined the Cross Country team this year, and, in fact said that was his favorite part of the day. 🙂
And, yes, I waited and waited for him to come home. I was out in the front yard “pulling weeds” so that I could see him when he was coming down the sidewalk.