Thursday, June 12, 2008

Isaiah away

This summer the boys are all participating in a summer child care program for a few hours 4 days a week. It is really the first time Isaiah has ever been away from his parents for longer than an hour at a time, several days in a row. I was curious as to how he would react. He is very independent in nature, and generally gets along well with everyone, but he can be kind of clingy. He still wants me to carry him around quite often.

At the end of week 1, I would say they're all thoroughly enjoying it. No tears when I drop them off, and when we're getting ready in the morning, they're all excited to go. When I pick them up at noon Elijah usually asks to stay longer, and everyone is happy and ready to spend time together for the rest of the day. Isaiah's reaction, however, at pick up time will absolutely be burned into my memory forever- I hope.

He sees me from across the room, our eyes connect, he crouches down in a half-squat kind of position, bends his arms at the elbow like a boxer, hands in little fists, then springs toward me, running, arms pumping, yelling "Mooommmmyyy" all the way. He jumps into my arms and squeezes with all of his strength. It is the best feeling in the world.

1 comment:

Jeanine said...

Few things make me feel as if I might be ready to have kids - that description might just do it. How special.

Simile Metaphor Collection

Elijah after running: My heart is beating like a coconut rolling down a hill.
Elijah on urination: Pee is like horses galloping out of the gate. Once they get started you just can't stop them.
Elijah: If school were a human I'd give it a wedgie.
Elijah: I am like a hot rod and I just want to be a plain old Ford
Elijah on the fruits of the spirit: I've got them all covered except self-control. Its like a tiny green tomato and the rest are all big ripe ones. Especially love. Its like the biggest tomato we saw in the garden tonight.