"I missed you today"

08/07/2008

Some days, being a working mother really sucks. Yesterday the munchkin went to day camp for the first time, with her best friend from a few doors down. Like any worrywart, I did vet the camp, check other parents for their assessment, looked at photos on their blogs, etc. before I signed her up for it.

She did fine, of course, all day, although her friend told me that towards the end of the day she'd missed me.

I didn't pay any attention to it, until the moment that I put her to bed. A little voice from under the covers said: "I missed you today". My heart hurt when she said that. I literally was in physical pain for a few minutes. Even writing this still makes me feel bad. I covered her with hugs and kisses and asked if she didn't like going to camp, then. No, she answered, it was a lot of fun. And she'd played with her friend. But she'd simply missed me.

Cue this morning: I was still getting myself together when I took this photo with my cell phone.

5 messages:

Bun said...

Hearing that makes me want to have kids!! Didn't think I'd be saying that in a hurry either.

vikki said...

I think it is hard on all involved when our little ones start having lives separate from us. Thanks for sharing such a sweet story.

Lula de Montes said...

@Bun: same here. I still can't believe we are fortunate enough to have her.
@Vikki: harder than we think. See mail.

Fresco said...

Awww...
I go with Bun - let's make a baby please.
I missed you too...

deboo said...

Awwwww! So sweet. Those munchkins are just the sweetest li'l thing. Reminds me to make the most of every day!

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