Monday, June 20, 2011

Fitting in

I dropped Joey off today at rec. While I waited to find out if he was definitely going on the jumpstreet field trip, I watched Joey walk around, attempt to engage some friends who said hi, and go over to talk to a counselor. I saw him point to me and then he came over with the counselor. We said goodbye and I watched him wander around solo. He took a seat on a bench and observed the kids. I'm not sure if he felt my eyes on him because he turned his head, gave me a look out of the corner of his eyes, smiled and waved goodbye. I left with a heavy heart, wanting to sit by him until he made a friend, but I knew I shouldn't. I thought of how far he has come to put himself out there and I got a little choked up. I've sat on the bench alone many times too. I know what it's like. I am so proud of my boy. Another milestone has been achieved.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Saying goodbye

Tonight, Joey says goodbye to his Dad for 3 months (instead of the usual 5). When I asked Joey this morning if he was sad, he said "About Daddy leaving? No. About you taking me to school? Yes." Typical Joe.

Update(6/20/11): Joey's daddy left 5 days ago. They said goodbye last Tuesday. Joey gave a hug and a kiss and a "see you soon Daddy." It was more than we expected and all we could ask for. They speak their own language.