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It's a Mom Thing...

August 21st, 2008 at 07:37 am

BM started school yesterday. Big Grin

I was quite convinced I wouldn't cry. I don't even think I cried when he started preschool (which was WAY more traumatic). So I figured I would be fine. Everyone told me I would cry. "I doubt it," I thought. I tend to be an emotional person, but I just wasn't feeling it.

So we walked to school yesterday and just as we approached the school, I CRIED. LOL.

I think I cried all the way home. Dh was like, "What's the big deal?"

I told him it was rather subconscious, I think he's just growing up. Of course I am excited for him too. I realized then it's a MOM thing.

It just reminded me though that my dad cried when he walked me down the aisle at my wedding. I had never seen him cry in my life, and he didn't expect to cry. But he just lost it.

So on the way home I thought to that just as a similar thing. & then I started crying that I didn't want him to get married and dh thought I lost my mind. It's just like, today he starts Kindergarten, tomorrow he moves out and gets married, you know? Waaaaaaaa.

It wasn't the best analogy for the moment - made me more sad. LOL.

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Anyway, I think we walked to the school 10 times this week so I am getting some exercise. This will be good for us. I think I will park as close as I can and walk him in the morning. Their parking lot is small and a nightmare. I may change my mind when it gets colder.

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They collected something like $20 for supplies and they just keep them in a plastic case at school that they can bring home every day if they like. The Kindergarten is all day and rather intense so they don't have homework. Phew. But I just like the way they did things. I assume they were able to buy everything in bulk and if we paid more than we would have otherwise, I consider it a school donation.

I am glad not to run around looking for supplies.

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I am having a bit of a rough time at work, as mentioned, and I am afraid it has made ma negative nelly.

I just didn't have anything nice to say last night. I had to gripe about a couple of people and then I had to gripe about something else. & I am just like, what is with me? LOL. Just unlike me. I realize negativity spreads. Ugh.

So I am working on my attitude today. Wink It's just funny because I know very clearly my griping is not productive, but I don't know, I am just in a mood.

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Reminds me, it is happening. I couldn't help but look at housing prices and wonder if the oodles of people I know who fled the state, would return. If nothing else I am not too down on long-term housing prices knowing SO MANY people who would move back if prices were reasonable. Scfr is another example. Suddenly California is attractive because it is a little more affordable. That's the good for the area.

Anyway, one of the people I hit it off with the most since moving here, is moving back!!!!!!!!!!! Yay! (She moved to ORegon shortly after we met. The story of my life. Everyone I hit it off with flees. No one understands that Sacramento is MY Oregon. They look at us weird like why don't we move too. Already been there, done that. Moving to cheaper lands...)

I am honestly surprised more of them aren't. Sure they can afford a monster sized house, but lots of complaint about the weather and distance from family. I think more will follow suit.

I had kind of wondered about this and I am starting to see it.

I don't know anyone moving back here who owned real estate and sold at the peak here. I wouldn't be surprised if those people consider it. I know quite a few people who sold at the peak and left the area. That is precisely why the market crashed. Everyone fled.

Maybe history will repeat itself. I wouldn't rule it out honestly. It's just a crazy cycle.



7 Responses to “It's a Mom Thing...”

  1. miclason Says:

    Last year (Ale's 1st grade) I spent almost $30 in school supplies (including notebooks, but not books!)...so $20 is great!

    ...cry away...It IS a Mom thing!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, I started to have tears in MY eyes just to read this about your BM, especially when you then thought of him getting married and it made you cry all the more! I understand.

  3. littlegopher Says:

    Definitely a mom thing! I tear up every year at school's beginning, and at the ending. I'm with Joan - I'm tearing up reading about you tearing up! Dads just do it different. Hugs to you!

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    It's ok, moms are allowed to do that. Now dads... that'd be something you don't see every day.

  5. mom-sense Says:


    It is a Mom thing - especially if he is your first. I cried after the fact when the first three hit Kindergarten! And my oldest is now almost as tall as I am at the age of ten! Cry away!

  6. sillyoleme Says:

    Aww... very sweet. Heck, when we first got our puppy, I started randomly crying one day because I thought of how I have already lived 20+ years, and his life is just beginning, but his will end before mine. Frown Just didn't seem fair! BF thought I had lost my mind.

    And don't worry... you've still got a while before some crazy girl comes along and steals your BM. They still have cooties right now!

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I don't have any kids, but when I stood at the beginning of the aisle and looked down it to where my brother was standing waiting for his bride . . . I totally lost it.

    My mom likes to tell the story of my first day of K. She walked me to the bus stop . . I cheerfully walked to the bottom step of the bus, turned around and said "Bye Mom! Have a good day!" then turned back around and hoppes up in the bus without another glance backwards. My mom was bawling the whole time. Big Grin

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