Conversations With My Little Brother

I know how I told you guys all about how hard it was for me to send Charlie off to his first day of preschool. It was a tough day, and so I did what most people do when they’re feeling anxious–I called someone to talk.

I called my brother and this is how the conversation went:

ME: Chris, I just dropped my baby off at preschool.

CHRIS: Yeah, so?

ME: Well, it’s just so sad. . . I don’t know what to do with myself.

CHRIS: Well, you could join a gym! Or get a job!

ME: Uhhhh. .ย  how is that going to help me right now?

CHRIS: What’s the big deal? It’s just school.

ME: You know how when you send your dog to daycare? And they have a little camera so you can check on her? Well I don’t have that and we’re talking about my child.

CHRIS: Shut up.

Boy in the Sun

How Charlie enjoys the sun.

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  1. Shut Up!! a camera?? and he checks???

  2. Love that picture of Charlie. So priceless. How’s the post on the r-word coming along?

  3. Funny! You just had to explain it in a way he could understand. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I have two (older) brothers; they’re the best!

  4. Little brothers are so … I dunno!

  5. Well, that phone call didn’t help, did it??

  6. Some people don’t get it. It’s one of those “when you have kids only…..” things. I think I get a different prospective on it since I did teach pre-school (and younger). It drove me crazy when parents just couldn’t let go, at least after a few weeks. But I can understand it. We had cameras in our classrooms. I had a love/hate relationship with them myself. Now that I’m not the teacher I feel sorry for any teacher who takes care of someone I care about.

  7. I’m not sure what I like more, y’all’s convo or that photo. =)

  8. So cute. What’s happening on the parking front?

  9. lollllll…what did you expect from a man?? Sympathy?? That sounds exactly like my little bro..lolllllll

  10. Little brothers are so helpful! haha

    Love that picture of Charlie. He looks like he is throwing his head back in laughter! He looks like he is having a great time.

  11. Oh boy LOL
    Charlie looks so happy! Love that picture.
    I have been feeling the same way myself…school started this week and my son moved into the ‘big’ boy section new teacher, new class, new section of school and I have been freaking! Sigh

  12. Gotta love the clueless family routine. OY. Sad when you have to compare your precious boy with his DOG in order for him to even relate to the difficulty of sending your special boy to school. OY. But part of me has to LOL at his obliviousness! Makes me say “Bless his heart…” They don’t get it unless they’ve had to send their kid who has challenges to that place where no one is going to love them like you do. Next time call one of your Special Needs Mommy Friends! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Oh, man, that junk was just about the funniest thing I’ve ever read. I did the same thing when my girls went back to school–only I called Caleb, their loving father, who should have understood, who should have been on my side–and he pulled that “do some exercise” crap on me. I was sorry I ever dialed his number after that. I wish I had dirt on him that could have shut him up. Doggie Daycare? Seriously, that’s priceless.

  14. Sounds like a conversation I could’ve had w/my own brother, actually…Not that he ever calls, unfortunately…