Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Little Man Growing Fast with a Heart of Gold!

Today is PRE-K registration. I am excited. I am probably one of very few moms for this. Don't get me wrong - this kid has my heart. But, he has a mind of his own and I know that he gets bored with me at home, so, engaging him with new friends and activities is very exciting to me. I'm not one of those moms that gets sentimental on the first day of school - I get anxious for the end of the day because I want to know all about the day. I have a 1st grader and look forward to his stories every day (which he is very proud of the fact that he is the only boy in class that has never come off of the green card for good behavior!)
Little man is just now starting to tell me more about his day in preschool. I try to ask him about who he played with and what they did together and usually I get the stories about who hit him and got in trouble, Who didn't him let him in their tea party or why there were ants in the bathroom that he didn't like. Strange little duck, that one!
My biggest concern with him is making sure that there is an AED in each school that he attends. He was born with a congenital heart defect and we go regularly to the cardiologist who has cleared him for 100% activities (there's not stopping this kid anyway even if he did have restrictions!) but, for the rest of his life, we have to make sure that everyone is aware of this condition and have the AED there just in case.
Bigger concern is as he gets older, is what kind of sports that he wants to get involved in. I don't know if I'm going to have the capability to let him go out for the more aggresive stuff (football, wrestling, basketball) There's always a spot in my brain that worries about him constantly. I don't think he even understands why he goes to the cardiologist as much as I have tried to explain - I don't want to go too far into detail with him because he does tend to fall to the dramatic side of things and I honestly believe that he would go overboard with "chest pains" if he knew that it got him out of something. I don't want the little boy to cry wolf - he does that when his brother gets attention. it's exasperating!!
He's also most of the reason that my brain went nutty - but I would never tell him that. I have been on anti-depressents since a few months after he was born. The surgery, being sent home with this child, having a 2 year old at home with a speech impediment, and my parents moving 3000 miles away. My brain could only take so much. He was on meds. Every cough and sneeze sent me into a tizzy. If he tried pushing out the poops and his face changed color, I would sometimes be ready to call 9-1-1!! THe doc appointments (atleast 1 a week for the first couple of months) that had us all over long island. Did I mention the c-section that I had no time to recoup from? Ugh! Now I have a million stories popping into my head and I better stop typing now before this gets out of control! Have a great day everyone!


Melissa Deming said...

Wow - what a story! Enjoy the starbucks girl!!!! You deserve a few hours off!

Tess said...

Starbucks sounds so good right now! New follower from 200 followers club.

Anne said...

Hang in there! You sound like a terrific and very caring Mom. Your son is lucky to have you. Motherhood is a rollercoaster we can't get off.. so enjoy the ride and hang on for the ups and downs. It will definitely be thrilling, heartwarming, scary, fun, throw your hands up in the air (in joy and in exasperation!). Also a new follower from 200 club. Cheers.

momof2 said...

I have one in first grade and another to start "real" pre-school next year ... right now she goes twice a week for about 2 1/2 hours. My son was like that ... he constantly needed something to do - my daughter not so much. She can entertain herself very well.

New to following you from MBC!

Sandy Elliott said...

Wow what a story. New follower from the MBC 200 follower's club. Hope you'll visit my site as well. :) Sandy http://cherishedhandmadetreasures.blogspot.com/

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