today is a proms & potties entry:
proms: taking jake to open house at east carolina today–he just didn’t want me to be around him at all today. every time i tried to talk to him, he seemed put out that i was still there, trying to talk to him!
potties: we left yesterday for ecu, and lily cried the entire day as i was getting ready to leave; “don’t leave me, mommy” — “take me with you, peese, mommy” — well, at least she likes me and wants to be around me!
potties: lily went “shopping” in my closet and has my shoes in a bag. she’s walking around in a pair of my high heels and having SUCH fun. she walks with her hands out like a little miss priss–it’s hilarious…until….
proms: lily’s crying and screaming at jake. when i ask what is wrong, this is what she says: “look, mommy! jake has your fip-fops! i want some fip-fops, too!” — jake had on my croc sandals, knowing that lily would be totally pissed and scream at him!!!! she did NOT disappoint!!
the other thing about today is taking jake to ecu’s open house. i’m so excited/sad/worried/discombobulated that i can’t possibly process the fact that jake is going 5 hours away to college. i understand the need to leave me and get out on his own; however, this time in his life seemed so far away yesterday, that for it to be here now is unfathomable.
but, i have a theme song already for college move-in day: “missing you” by john waite (an 80s song, of course!!)