Saturday, January 24, 2009

First Sleepover

So my kids just had their first sleepover! This was the first time I packed them up and sent them off to their friend's house, and after they left, stood around in my house like a crazy person. I didn't know what to do with myself! I felt like an alien plopped into some strange world. It's only been three years since my son was born, but I realized that my life has changed so much! Now I don't know what to do if I don't have to care for my children. This may sound silly to some of you, like if you were given 'time-off' there would be tonz of things you would do! It is such a weird feeling of being alone, like what it may be like if I didn't have kids yet... Let me just say that it was really nice to have them back this afternoon!! I was also a little worried that my daughter may not fare so well, since she is a little attached to mommy, but she did just fine, and so did TJ. I am really proud of them, we all cut a little string yesterday, one of the first steps of many. Raising kids is all about letting go afterall. Maybe I should say I'm proud of myself that I didn't get all paranoid and actually enjoyed the evening out with friends!


Susanna said...

Ellen, I think I know just how you felt! It's almost like we lose some identity without our kids, or like some part of us is gone. But how true that we cannot hold onto them so tight - after all,our children belong to God and we are simply given the opportunity to raise them (this is a lesson I've been learning lately -i can't hold on too tight because ultimately God is in control anyway, not me.)

Allie said...

It is so tough isn't it? Good for you enjoying yourself but I bet the reunion was utterly amazing!