Dirt, bugs and tears: OH MY!

May 25, 2015

Gianna had a Memorial Day assembly at her school last week. Her pre-K class performed one song, which lasted maybe 5 minutes total, yet I still had to hold back tears. I mean I could feel myself turning into a puddle of mush. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to make it through her little pre-K graduation ceremony that is set to take place in a couple of weeks. Any major or minor milestone in her life just turns on the water works. Am I a nut or do I just feel too much? Probably a little of both!

This weekend kicked off the unofficial start of summer and I just have to say that it sure does feel good to finally be out and about with the family. Maybe I appreciate summer more because of the part of the country I live in, but whatever it is, my soul is happy when I’m out and about doing things with my family. And my two-year-old son’s soul seems to be happiest when he’s playing in dirt.

Moms of boys, what is it about dirt? My son loves to find it and play with it as though it were sand. My daughter will get herself dirty playing out in the yard, but it’s just nothing compared to the way my son plays. Today he even stooped down to pick up an ant that was crawling on the ground.

“Nooo!” I screeched. “Yucky!”

It was an impulse response and I immediately felt guilty afterwards for telling him not to pick up the ant. I mean, it’s just an ant. If he wants to explore the ant, so be it, right? So yes, time for me to start working on my knee-jerk “yuck” reactions! Maybe by the end of the summer, I’ll be OK with the bugs he wants to bring to me as gifts.

Oh who am I kidding? Bugs give me the heebie-jeebies. At any rate, I’ll just have to teach him to be the bug swatter for my daughter, who, like me (bet you’re not surprised!) hates anything with tiny legs & little wings too. 🙂

Hope y’all had a fabulous long weekend. I know I’m pooped! Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all who serve our country and protect our freedoms.

~*~ Warm Wishes, Entering Mommyhood