Boy oh boy did it start out crazy!!! I woke up at 5 and got myself ready and psyched up to go to work. I even had time to post! Then the little guy woke up right before I left and as soon as I picked him up and felt his cozy pjs and his cheek against mine I was done. Sobbed like a baby, big tears rolling off my cheeks and splashing on the bed. Dh looked pretty freaked out and kept saying, it's ok, it's ok, relax. I decided I"d at least prepare his milk before heading out and that's when the day started to get fun. I realized the fridge was unplugged.
Had been since the night before when Dh painted the kitchen wall and forgot to plug in the fridge.....soooooooooooooo instead of going to work, I head to the corner store for some milk. I came back and gave GIuseppe and Dh a quick kiss and take off....the little guy looked kind of dazed but no tears.
In the car I started balling when one of my all time favourite, make me cry songs comes on the radio. Forever Young by Rod Stewart....well cry me another river.
I'm such a sap I know! Well the traffic was hellish and then one of the streets I tried to take as a shortcut was blocked by cruisers because of a bad accident....the gas light comes on in the car and now I"m panicked thinking I"m going to be so late on my first day back. I called the school and explain I may be late because of the accident.....decide to stop for gas. Well, the sun was really bright and right in my eyes so I didn't realize how close I was pulling in beside the pump....I knocked over an entire display of windshield wiper fluid!!!! I was horrified and so grateful that I didn't damage the car. I helped the clerk fix the display and finally made it to school at 8;25!!!! The bell rings at 8:30. SO now I"m stuck in the parking lot trying to find a spot and my principal is out there waving me AWAY, thinking I"m a parent trying to park in teacher's parking. SHe just about died laughing when she saw it was me.
ANyhow.....I made it in and the kiddies were wonderful. I have a really sweet sweet bunch of little ones this year. It was an emotional day and a lot of tears were shed for so many reasons. Today the school held a memorial for my friend/colleague who passed away over the summer and we planted a tree in her memory just outside of her classroom window, which is right next door to mine. SO so sad. I was already emotional but that just put me over the edge. I was so glad when the bell rang at the end of the day.
I picked up GIuseppe's cake and went home to find him sweet smelling-fresh out of the bathtub and daddy pooped as ever. THey had a very busy and tiring day and he didn't seem to miss me at all! He lit up like a little Christmas tree when he saw me and I gave him tons of hugs and kisses. My parents came for dinner and he opened some presents....smashed some cake and really licked his fingers good, it was so funny. I"ll try to post some pictures soon. Thanks for all your support and happy thoughts today and always. I missed you guys more than you'll ever know but am thankful that even during the wee hours of the night I can connect with all of you.
If you got this far THANKS!!!! sorry for the novel