childhood scars

i've never experienced as much fear as a parent when i realized that my oldest will remember what is happening. 2, 3, heck even 5 if your my sister sarah, you can't remember that far back. but 6! i remember being 6! i even remember kindergarten, and i especially remember my good friend mo egan and that i was the only one who couldn't tie the snowshoes that day and i cried in the corner and they put a picture of it on the year book.

monday was one of those days for lucy. she ran off the bus teary eyed and bawling. she had puked on the bus. my kid was "that kid". i can't believe she did it, but she merrily got back on the bus this morning. and oh! how i prayed for her. please don't let those kids make fun of her! something like that  never dies down, kids are like elephants with embarassing crap. i will never forget ben shryock from elementary school. why? because he barfed all over his yearly exams 2 years in a row.

when i hugged lucy and helped her wash off her coat and hair i thought about how that bird pooped on my in middle school. i've never looked at a seagull the same way again.

but at the same time, things like this happen to every child don't they? that's life...things are starting to go a little good, and then a bird poops on your head. i hope she survives this one down.


Bowler Family said...

I have memories from around 4. Maybe even earlier. I definitly remember 5 and 6!! If it makes you feel any better, I tucked my dress into my panty hose in 1st grade and walk around like that for half the day before my teacher helped me!! WAY worse than barfing!! Tell Lucy so she'll feel better!!

Elliah A. Terry said...

Yes, every kid has those times. I peed my pants in front of the entire class in 2nd grade, had to go to the office and the school nurse hung my undies up in the window to dry while I wore a pair of boys pants from the lost and found. It's hard watching your kid go through it though. All we can do is be there for them and make sure they know that we love them more than anything.

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