Aiden's Journey

One Little Boy's Battle with Dravet Syndrome


And then there were... None.

Posted by Nicole on August 2, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Woah! Let me off!

You probably know by now how intensely closed off with my kids I am... I have this gut feeling I can do this myself, that I don't need the breaks typical moms do. No, I haven't left him at preschool by  himself, and no, we haven't had a babysitter. Not one.

So how is it that I'm about to send my baby to kindergarten without me next week? What happened?? Where did the time go? How did I let this happen?

I am immensely grateful for the nurse who, by all accounts, has dropped from the sky, living a gluten free/dairy free diet herself, dog-loving, Transformers-enduring wonder woman she appears to be. But at the same time, what on EARTH am I going to do with 3 hours to myself everyday? 

Aiden has taken to her, she appears more-than-competent, and Lexie loves her (too much?). So why do I feel like I'm going to be floundering come Thursday? I will be strong and happy for him. He is beyond excited, and I should be too. I am. Or I will be. But Holy Cow, this is a lot harder to process than it was when Owen and Alec climbed aboard that big yellow bus. Stay tuned...

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Reply Grandma Mar
8:05 AM on August 3, 2011 
Baby steps Nicole. You have been tied to Aiden's side for almost 6 years so this will be hard but not impossible. You have earned time for yourself and I hope you can relax and enjoy a good book or a trip to the mall. It will get easier but I can only imagine how much this new adventure for Aiden will tug at your heart strings. He's so lucky to have such an amazing mom!
Reply Roni
10:50 PM on August 3, 2011 
How exciting. School starts early there! Will you post pictures please! I would love to be there to see his smiling face! We will be thinking about you and your family through the transisiton and amazing accomplishment!
Reply Rebecca Jensen
3:50 PM on August 4, 2011 
This is how I have been with William although we have left for an hour a couple of times for a quick date (usually when he is asleep with a family member here watching). I am sure there will be worry, but also the excitment of a new adventure for both of you. We will hope and pray for the best!!