Tuesday, September 12, 2006

No matter how you slice it

Some things are still heartbreaking.

Yesterday, as I mentioned, the boys ate at the cafeteria. I picked Boy2 up at 1:00 and he came home for a nap. It was too late to bring Boy1 home, class starts at 1:30. While we were waiting for the bell to ring after school at 4:30, I talked to another mom. She told me that Boy1 was a little sad when she saw him on his way to the cafeteria. The bell rang and he walked out of his classroom. And when he spotted me, he had tears in his eyes that just stayed there and didn't fall. I hugged him and told him how happy I was to see him. I asked about the cafeteria. He said it was ok. He said he cried a little, because he had never been before and didn't know what to expect and was sad that he wouldn't see us all day long. I asked about the unshed tears in his eyes when he saw us. He said, "I was just so happy to see you. I couldn't believe how much I missed you."

Which, of course, brought tears to my eyes. Which, of course, were shed.

On the homefront, literally, we appear to have made an acceptable offer on the house without a guesthouse. Interesting.

On the workfront, I've been offered more hours at one place and am going to have to, consequently, burn some bridges at another place. Troubling.

13 comments:

Eric said...

Your not burning bridges if you are up fron and honest with the empoyer that you will be leaving. And if they do get pissy then they aren't worth it anyway.

beth said...

As far as the workfront - you have to do what you have to do. . .that is just life! As far as the boys - that was the sweetest thing - I must go to France soon and meet these wonderful sweet boys!

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zeb said...

If your kids can get by without seeing us for months they can get by without you for hours.

Nicole said...

Eric - I know, I just feel bad. I told them I'd do the hours and now I can't.

Beth - They really are very sweet. Even when they drive me crazy they're sweet.

Zeb - Boy1 told me today he didn't want you and Denise to become grandparents because then you wouldn't come as often. By the way, they love the tootsie rolls...

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on the successful house offer. That's exciting. Congratulations on being deeply loved by your kid.

And don't feel bad about the work thing. You have to do what you have to do; just handle it with dignity and decorum and you won't really be burning any bridges.

zeb said...

Tell boy 1 not to worry he will never be replaced. Denise talked about him a bunch on our vacation and even worried that if Boy 1 knew we went to the beach he would be sad we did not come see him instead.

Check your email.

beth said...

Tootsie rolls. . .they and my husband would get along just fine! ps - I just picked up a few bags of ginger chews and I will put them in the mail soon. Iwill try to find some tootsie rolls to add to the package too-with Halloween around the corner, they shouldn't be too difficult to find.

charlie said...

Boys are so sweet, aren't they! And then they grow up and... oh well, never mind.

Congratulations on the house with no facilties for guests. Very wise.

Work schmirk
CBW

zeb said...

Don't fret beth we included ginger chews with our last shipment.

beth said...

Zeb - It's so nice to know that our little Nicole (and I can say that as I am 4 plus months older than her) is so well taken care of!

christi said...

i can't believe you and my mom had an extensive conversation at 6am. I can barely keep my eyes open at that time, let alone talk!

(cutest story ever by the way)

and since you are moving does this mean you will hafta DRAG me to a new conveniently located cafe near your house? :)

Nicole said...

Lorraine - Thank you - the whole thing hasn't really sunk in yet. Re job, I did and it all worked out ok.

Beth - No! No more tootsie rolls please. I limit them to one a day so we've got enough to last a long time. Thanks though. Ginger chews, on the other hand, are not subject to rationing and are, therefore, always welcome.

Christi - Oh I'll not only be dragging you to another café - the location of which has already been scoped, but I'll be working on your coffee consumption as well. Re this morning - you did sound rather preverbal.

CBW - Couldn't agree more.