Flying the Coop

6 01 2010

I feel a little like I think a mother bird must feel (if a mother bird has what you would call “feelings”) when she pushes her baby bird out of the nest for the first time.

“Fly, baby bird! Fly!”

The baby bird is plummeting.

“Use your wings, baby!”

The baby bird continues falling.

“Open them up and flap! Trust your wings! They’ll bring you back home!”

Does the baby bird even understand? Does he know what “wings” means?

Does he know what “bus” means? Does he know the bus will bring him home?

That I will be waiting for him, with a day’s worth of hugs and kisses ready to smother him? Does he know?

Aw, my sweet baby bird. School will be good for you. I know it will.

 I just wish I could keep you with me in my nest a little longer. I love you!

Fly, little bird, fly!



13 responses

6 01 2010

So sweet. Just dropped Jaycee off for her first day of preschool. Your post brought tears to my eyes.

6 01 2010

Your pictures are wonderful. that pic of you with him is so great. It really seems to convey the feelings. You, happy, but sad and worried, him care free and whats all the fuss about? Plus that one with his kissey face is too cute.

6 01 2010

Beautiful. You are a good mama. Such great pictures and such a great subject. What a cute boy.

6 01 2010

You’re doing the right thing. And yes, the right thing is often the painful one.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller

and you, my dear, are one of the bravest and most patient women I kno!

6 01 2010

I really do know how hard this was….I am really proud of you.

6 01 2010

Wonderful post. I hope it was a really good day for both of you.

7 01 2010


That is a cute way of putting it. My cute little neighbor boy is autistic and goes to a school to help give me a good start and the bus picks and drops him off right in front of his house. He will do great and lucky for you that leaves you a little “me” time at home!!

7 01 2010

How did it go? Did you have a nice reunion? Did today go okay? Love the photos.

7 01 2010

Awesome pictures! He’s growing up so handsome. Good to see you there, too – You look great! Hope you had a good day, even if it was hard for the mother bird.

7 01 2010

that boy is so handsome! He’s going to do great.

7 01 2010

Great pictures that really tug at my heartstrings. Thanks for sharing them. We loved having you here for the holidays.

8 01 2010
Mrs. Olsen

Great pictures and loving the new blog look. An empty nest is easier to clean…so that’s a plus. How is he liking his school?

7 03 2013

Keep him home with you school will change him.

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