Monday, November 5, 2007

Changing of the guard

Last week, two of Bean's little friends in the infant room made the momentous transition to the toddler room. So this morning when we took Bean to school two new babies were getting started on their first day.

One, a boy, was somewhere around 4 months, stocky and chubby and pretty darn cute.

The other, a girl, was just getting dropped off by her mother when we arrived. The little girl, Addison, was only 10 weeks old, and her mother was in tears. Addison was a very tiny 10 week old, not even 10 pounds yet, and could barely hold her head up. She was pink and dewy and oh so fragile looking. My heart went out to her mother, who was in the process of handing this tiny thing off to one of Bean's teachers.

Thank Jeebus I did not have to hand off little Bean when she was that tiny and breakable. I think it would have literally torn me in two.

Anyway, in case you were wondering what inspired my post on returning to work... there you have it.

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