Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!!!

This morning Bryan, Bug and I were able to attend the Ward Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast and Kiddie Parade!

It was so great to see all my friends at church, since it has been a while since we have been going to 1st Ward's Sacrament meeting starting in January of this year. Bryan works on Sunday's and his shift starts at 11am so he would miss church if we went to our ward (Manito ward) because they start at 11am. So unfortunately I have not seen my friends and I miss them. It was great to be apart of all the energy. The kids were running around the Gym where the tables were set up with red table clothes and set with syrup and butter for the pancakes.The only thing that is hard for me at these events is allowing my son to run around FREE like all the other parents. I get so worried that he will get lost or that some person will kidnap him. I am a worry~wort. I need to have in my eye sight at all times, and when he is not I am so uptight that I feel sick to my stomach. I wish deep down inside I can be like all the other parents out there who seem so relaxed and happy allowing their little angles run around and play and have fun. I want this so bad, but I can't seem to let my worry~wort self go. So today was no different and I didn't get a chance to relax and catch up with my friends. Unfortunately, several of my friends could tell I was not paying attention to them while they were talking because I was watching my son, and when he would get out of site I was off looking for him. I told him several times to please stay in the Gym area and not to go into the hallway of the church building. When the 3rd time of me asking him nicely failed, I threatened him that he would get a time out, and then had to follow through with the punishment in the corner of the gym. But it seemed to kind of work. But then we all headed out to the parking lot for the Kiddie Parade, and he was all over the place, and the fact that there were cars (that could soon begin moving) I was a nervous wreck. I managed to step back a little bit and allow him some freedom to run and have fun during the parade but he was running in front of bikes and scooters and such, with an evil laugh as the kids were trying to dodge running into him. He thought it was funny. I wanted to tell him that it was dangerous as well as rude to run in front of the kids on the bikes but I just didn't have the energy to do it. I was exhausted from walking with this extra weight of a baby and such, and the fact that I had to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes it seemed like. *My bladder was hurting pretty bad, because I couldn't convince Bug to leave the parade to come with me to use the bathroom. I didn't want anyone else to have to deal with watching him when they were watching their own children.*

Dispite my negative words I really really really am glad that I went. I just wish that I was not such a worry~wort and I wish that Bug was not so Free Spirited. I am worried that this baby girl is going to be just like her brother and I will have two of them on my hands.

5 jittering comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Memorial day. Looks like a fun time bug had. Your time is getting closer=)

Andrea said...

I love that you watch your child at ward activities. I am the same. And I think more people should be aware of what's going on and where their kids are in any public place.
We have a huge ward with lots of kids and activities are crazy because most parents just let the kids run wild. I don't get to visit much, but that's the life with kids.
It's not being a worry-wort, it's good parenting:)

Grammy said...

lol....wait until they come to you from a large play count heads...and one is missing! LOL And when you ask where is '?'...they didn't even know they were missing! Better get advise from your sister on what to watch for so they don't decide to detour from the group! *smiles*

The pictures are great and Spencer looks like he had a blast!

I think you did better than you think you did...hugs tho'

Renee' said...

I'm glad that you found something fun to do. It sounds like Bug did too.

Amanda said...

Bug's haircut really is cute! The party looked like fun - loved the parade.

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