Tuesday, September 04, 2007

MiniWarrior Goodness

I traded shifts with a coworker today so I could be there when MiniWarrior got on the school bus for his first day of 4th grade.

*happy sigh*

I showed up at his Dad's house armed with a hairbrush and hairspray, ready to tackle the 9yr old miniwarrior hair.

While I was brushing his hair I leaned in and kissed him on his cheek.

"I have a Mom smooch!" He said clutching a hand to his cheek and flashing me a happy toothy grin.

"I'm so glad you are here, Momma." He said with a deep sigh.

"I wouldn't have missed this for the world, MiniWarrior. Momma wanted so bad to be here to see you go to your first day of 4th grade! You're getting so big."

"Yeah, I'm big alright. Almost as big as you, Momma!"

And he is. His head comes to my shoulder now. By the time he takes his first steps into 5th grade next year he will probably match me in height.

The school bus came and his stepsister and brother clambered on. MiniWarrior whirled around and came back to me.

"One more hug and kiss, Mom."

I wrapped him up and kissed him then shoo'd him onto the bus.

He climbed the bus steps then disappeared into the shadows of the bus.

As the bus pulled away I saw him wave and blow a kiss.

I caught his kiss, waved and blew a kiss back.

The bus pulled away with a grind of gears and a groan of its ancient engine.

Another school year has begun.

12 comments:

Jadey said...

awwww, my eyes are brimming, sniff...what a good mommy :)

MotherHenDragon said...

aww......(LARGE dragon sNIFfle..SNEERT(blows into handkerchief singeing same))

Hugs for the wunderful Kat Mama!

Haphazardkat said...

Jadey and Dragonlady: It's so emotional to see one's kid start a new school year!!

Laoch of Chicago said...

You have a sweet kid HK.

Haphazardkat said...

Laochie: I really do :)

Cindy said...

Aww that's so sweet!
Tessa and I had giggles and a minor battle, over socks but all was good, little guy I look after was cool but didn't want to go but once he was there again all was good.
Have a wonderful week.
(((hugs)))

Slick said...

Awwww, they grow up before you know it.

Next year, mine will be in high school! Dang.

Sweet story Kat, you're a good momma :)

Aafrica said...

oh he is such a sweet thing. and you must be the best mom there is.

Haphazardkat said...

Slick: Ain't it the truth? It seems like yesterday I was sobbing over the sight of his little baby legs turning into toddler legs. *snort* I'm a sappy Mom :)


Aafrica: He is a very sweet boy. I'm very very lucky :)

R U Serious?? said...

What sweeties you both are!! A kleenex warning would have been nice, you know!! ;)

Haphazardkat said...

Cindy: Isn't that always the case? A kid balks at starting new things then ends up loving it :D
*hugssss!*

Haphazardkat said...

Bob-a-roo: *hands you a MW monogram'd hanky* :D *hugsssss-a-rooos!*