Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Our little Orphan Annie

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You can bet your bottom dollar that today is the perfect day for a Gabey post. After all, he survived a Gabriel size trauma.

Today was the first meeting of the new year for the Lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA and since becoming more active in my neighborhood was a NY resolution it was rather clutch that I attend. So kids in tow...we were off.

I had scheduled for the kids to play in the nursery while I attempted to dive right into Lake Highlands Mommy life.

I dropped Gabe off first in his room. Lots of babies and tons of toys. I set him on the floor and he just sort of sat there soaking it all in. No biggie. Then we were off to Molly's class. We walked in and I feel these five little icicle fingers reach up and take my hand. She was a little nervous. After a couple minutes of hanging out with her and introducing her to "fellow-bow-headed-two-year-old- girl" I was off. Crisis averted.

The meeting was great. I actually knew several someones there by chance which is very much indicative of life in Lake Highlands. Until... about 45 minutes in to the meeting this lady came up to me and said "We need you in the nursery- your child is inconsolable." Instantly I head to go retrieve Molly.

But wait...

I round the corner to find this guy...

sobbing these big boo-hoo tears and looking like he has "Bee sting face AKA Renee Zellweger face" He was not very pretty and VERY sad. When he saw me he started crying out MAMAMAMAMA. When I picked him up he had the sloppiest saltest kiss just for me. Kelly has decided that Gabe had an orphan Annie moment and thought that we were never coming back. So, Gabe enjoyed the rest of the meeting with me but mostly enjoyed eating Molly's forbidden goldfish from her left behind snack trap cup.

The funny thing is that if Molly had been in his class he would have been just fine. This is the first form of separation anxiety we have EVER seen from Gabe. Truth be told today was the FIRST day in his life that he was ever left in the care of someone that wasn't family. Hmm... might be time to expose him a little more...

Don't you worry though- Gabe has recovered from his traumatic day...
And is right back to his sneaky boy ways...

perhaps just a bit more in love with his mommy and his sister though because we have definitely had some extra Gabe kisses.

2 comments:

Max said...

Oh bless his heart! Haha! Well, I don't suppose we have to worry about him wanting his freedom anytime soon! Molly can take care of that for him for a while! ;)

Leticia said...

Oh, i love it.... missing-mommy moments can secretly be the best!

He is so incredibly cute!