Thursday, December 11, 2008

mommy couldn't help

It is the worst feeling in the world to see your baby embarresed, upset with himself, and dissapointed. What is worse is not being able to help him.

At school for weeks the pre K has been practicing one song to sing in the Christmas program. He loved the song and sang it for me all the time. He kept telling about the end of the song and throwing chocolate. Tonight was the night of the big program. He was so excited for it to finally be here. The kids would go up, sing and dance while holding a stocking full of chocolate. He came out , spotted me immediately and gave me a little wave. They started the song and he did such a great job! I was so proud of him and he was proud of himself. At the end, he couldn't get the chocolate to come out of the stocking. He didn't get to throw any. He covered his eyes, looked at me and tried SO hard not to cry but the poor thing couldn't help it. I have been in his position a couple of times as a kid. I so knew what he felt like. I wanted to run up there and pull that chocolate out for him. I couldn't. It was hard. He cried walking off the stage. You want to protect your child from embarresment and disappointment as a parent. I could do nothing but console him. Tonight as I put him to bed I told him that he did good and I was proud of him. He said " I couldn't get the chocolate to come out" Poor guy! Growing up stinks! (for the mom too)

Avery sat so nicely through the hour long program. She watched a little. She had Colton's sticker book and she put stickers all over herself. She was a cutie . I wish I would have taken a picture:(

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