Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Baby Always

Today my sweet Collin pre-registered for kindergarten. First his daddy had to bring him up to the clinic where I work for the dreaded immunization update. He kept on asking us, "How many shots am I going to get?" and "Why do I have to get shots?" I could tell he was really nervous. He wasn't the only one. I HATE seeing my babies get shots. The nurse's at the clinic hate giving shots too. They always complain when I schedule any kid for a well-baby visit because 95% of the time they are going to have to stick some sweet child and hear them scream. Sometimes they even weasel my boss into sticking the tiny ones. So today Collin was double-teamed because neither nurse on duty wanted to give him a shot. They decided to get it over with as quickly as possible and each took a leg (with Collin in his inside out underwear as usual). Poor boy. It was very upsetting for him. They were even out of one shot so he has to go back in for torture once more.

Daddy got Collin into the car after all the trauma. Now they were ready to go pre-register at school. I hugged Collin goodbye and he said, "I don't wanna go to school!" Well, Collin I don't want you to go to school either. It just hit me that yes he is growing up and yes he will be heading off to school this year. I'm not ready! This is embarassing to admit but I had a few tears in my eyes as I headed back to my office. He's still my baby and always will be. The months before school will fly by and then my little guy will be a school boy. I know he'll be okay. It'll probably be more traumatic for mama than for him!

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