Monday, September 21, 2009

I've Been Put In My Place

pics taken 8/30/09
See this picture? Of this cute and sweet little boy? So proud of his GI Joe shirt that matches his GI Joe backpack that he even posed for a photo?! That is how the morning this picture was taken started. It was great - he was happy, I was happy - everyone happy. Well, 4:00 rolls around and I'm waiting to see his bus pull up so I can walk out to meet him. Now, I am not waiting at the bus stop like I did last year because I know that he told me I don't need to do that anymore. But as I see him walking I start walking to meet him...I say hi...I say how was your day...he says nothing. Finally I go dude - what is wrong? Riley's reply:

'Stay in the house. I am a big kid now and you don't need to meet me at the bus. I can walk home all by myself. You need to just stay in the house.'

Now I just watch him head home from inside. 

1 comment:

Kim said...

oh, how sad. I am sorry to hear this Melanie. I don't have any children, but I can imagine how hard it is when they get older and start to get independent. A big hug to you today :)