Thank you all  

firestarter665 42M/39F
3158 posts
6/6/2006 6:36 am

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6/7/2006 2:10 pm

Thank you all

I just wanted to send out a Thank You to all of you that are keeping my family in your prayers.

I am very emotional right now with the thought of Mr. Fire and my son leaving tomorrow evening. The fact that I am PMSing doesn't help matters either

I cried three times yesterday. The last time that I cried was last night while sitting with my son. He had asked me why I still call him and his brother and sister my babies. I told him it is because all of them were in my tummy and moms and dads always look at thier kids as being thier babies.

My son's response was: "But mom, we are growing up. We're kids now".

What he said is the truth, but it is hard for me and Mr. Fire watch them grow up.

southrnpeach333 50F

6/6/2006 6:41 am

Always our babies...i would still have my older ones sit in my lap if i could...somehow 6'2 just doesn't fit on my lap anymore.

firestarter665 replies on 6/7/2006 2:11 pm:
I am sure that I will feel the same way when my kids are grown.

SpaceRangerNJ 55M
4687 posts
6/6/2006 8:12 am

No, they will never stop being your babies. They will just get weirded out when you say it. You know how us parents can embarrass our kids.
Let the emotions out. Not good to keep them bottled in.
At least it's not a 3 month ship ride across the Atlantic with no communication except letters that would take forever to arrive.
OK, that falls under the it could always be worse rule. Not that it makes it any easier. Will you have a web cam that you can see their faces? How about pictures sent from one cell phone to another? Lots of ways to remain connected.
Hang in there.

firestarter665 replies on 6/7/2006 2:12 pm:
We will do most of our talking through e mails and phone. It was so hard to drop them off at the airport today. I cried as I left the airport without them.

pragmaticCTcpl 61M/50F

6/6/2006 9:10 am

Being a Mother is a hard job to quit..! You'll be fine my friend. {=}

firestarter665 replies on 6/7/2006 2:50 pm:
I hav4e to say, throught the tears, anger, and happiness I love this job.

rm_DarknStar 54F
2823 posts
6/6/2006 9:44 am

Gotta love Kids......They do ask odd questions, but DO say the cutest things!

firestarter665 replies on 6/7/2006 2:50 pm:
I think it is one of the best parts about them.

rm_rlandma 41M/40F
476 posts
6/6/2006 9:52 am

just keep in mind the words of a very wise man, who when his own child asked him this, his reply was ... " listen kid, i brought ya into this world, i can take ya back out." i find this often works with any question they ask me that involves the risk of "man tears" on my part. and in the off chance one is still brave enough to press the matter simply tell them ...." listen either you let me call you my babies here at home, or i can go to your school and call you my babies in front of everyone... how bout that kid? so now, ya my baby or are you my "ooohhh theres my lil widdle baby kins all swittin in his lil desk wit all his wittle friendies at his big boy skwooooool ....?" trust me they always cave under a little something i like to call "the embarrasment factor"

firestarter665 replies on 6/7/2006 2:52 pm:
I don't think my son would take the conversation that far. Although I am the type of mommy who speaks her mind and will say very nicely but sternly to stundents who are making fun of my kids what I feel.

caressmewell 53F

6/6/2006 5:18 pm

Yes, they will always be our babies...but we have to allow them to grow up and spread their wings. I know it's hard...wait until they reach their late teens like my oldest.

firestarter665 replies on 6/7/2006 2:54 pm:
It is very hard. I have to say that I did let my son go today (on his trip) and I held back the tears until he was out of sight in the airport. I am sure that there will be many more times that I have to go through this and I am sure it does not get any easier.

marywannado 43F

6/6/2006 9:14 pm

Hang in there,, it'll be ok..

firestarter665 replies on 6/7/2006 2:55 pm:
Thank you. If it were not for all of you here, I would probably go insane.

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