Thursday, January 29, 2015

Separation Anxiety

"What if I get 
     something
          in
            my
              pants?"

How often does that happen?

"Hardly ever."

Who else has accidents?

"Almost everybody."

What if you have an accident?

"I will clean it up."


"...but I don't like school days."

     I know, Muffin.

"I will be alone."



"I will miss Mommy."



I love you, my brave girl. 
I'm proud of you.
I will be here when you get home. 


Write a poem inspired by the last conversation you had with your child.

24 comments :

  1. Oh anxiety is so hard for them and I think it is 100x harder for us parents when we have to leave them. Gah...the first year of school was horrendous for us. My son screamed every day for 2 months about all the things that could go wrong. Sweet mother of....

    Sigh...parenting is hard.
    Be strong Momma.

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    1. It is miserable to know you can't really fix it for her. And to have lived it and know it's awful. You get it too, I know.

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  2. Oh, it is hard. Usually it's harder for the parents. The kids oftentimes are just fine within 1 minute of hitting the classroom.
    Pitifully adorable photo. :)

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    1. It's an old one. I had to reach back in the archives for one where she's not putting on a forced grimace. Yeah, I am comforted by thinking it is purely a separation thing every morning. But it's still painful to watch.

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  3. Awwww...poor baby. & poor momma. You all have such hard jobs. I can't imagine.

    Jen - Pierced Wonderings

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  4. She is so, so precious! If only you could kiss those anxieties away for her.

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    1. I do my best, Dyanne! If only it worked that way.

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  5. Concrete poems done well are wonderful. I'm putting this on par with ee cummings' O sweet spontaneous earth.

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  6. She is so adorable. Pinchably cute! It . Really does take a lot of guts to be so little in a big world.

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  7. Aw!! That is precious. Save this for her... <3

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  8. Sweet, and real. Calming anxiety is a mom thing. I'm impressed she could verbalize her anxiety to you.

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    1. It's taken years to get this much. I wish I could get more.

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  9. I read this. I swear I commented. OH my heart. I don't know how you let her go. I guess the same way any of us do...because we have to.

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    1. Didn't you? I remember reading a comment from you. Where'd it go?
      Yep, that's exactly it. We do it because it's our life, and it's before us, and so what else do we do?

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  10. I love that strong support you offer her...it's not easy to get out there. We have to hide how hard it is for us too!

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    1. Yes, that is true. We have to be the strong ones.

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  11. argh. I hear you. Tucker says "BUT I NEEEEED YOU" and while part of me soars for those words, most of me breaks because I know that he both does and doesn't...

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  12. OH those big concerned eyes! Kids have so many worries, don't they? Too cute.

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