Thursday, October 8, 2009
Out of Touch
I was thinking the other day that I don't really know what Mikey or Nicky do in school. Last year, I went everyday to pick them up and their teacher told us what went on during the day. We went in their room to get them and saw their projects and art work hanging on the walls. But this year, the bus takes the boys to school and back and I feel quite distant. I mean, this is the first time where I really feel like I am sending them off on their own. They have their own friends this year that I have never met (I did see some of Mikey's friends today during the Fun Run but that will be another blog!). I don't really know what Mikey does in gym, library, art or music. (You know how generic kids' answers are when they are asked what they did in school!) He has assemblies with the school that I barely know anything about. I do communicate with Nicky's teacher through notes in his folder but it just isn't the same. I don't know. It is an odd feeling to be so out of touch. Our neighbor volunteers twice a week in her kids' classes but I really can't do that since I have Bella. I guess this is just the beginning where the kids are going to have their own things to do. It is hard, though!