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Yesterday, I Cried

 

At the Petting Zoo......

It started innocently enough.

I got home from work Sunday morning, and followed my usual routine of getting a big hug and kiss from my Pookah bear and listening to his gibber jabber while nodding my head thoughtfully.  And then C-Dub dropped the bomb:

“We’re going to the zoo today.”

The zoo! I started to get excited, But reality set in as I remembered that I had to go to sleep right away because….I have to work again tonight.

My spirits plumeted down to my shoes.

“But, it will be his first trip there…I wanted to go.”

“Well, when would that be? You’ve never home on the weekend.”

“Saturday morning…”I protested weakly.

But meekly, and somewhat in shock, I just took Pookah down for his breakfast.  Being the efficient me, I found a coupon for C-Dub( Pookah can still get in for free since he is under 2)that I had been hording for all of us on just the right Saturday morning.  Then I packed a bag with all of the essentials for a trip to the zoo:

  • ice water
  • diapers
  • change of clothes
  • snacks
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • wet wipes
  • a wash cloth
  • camera

Yes, the man wanted to take my other baby, my camera. 

So, I packed them up, got the stroller out of my trunk, put it in his, got Pookah dressed, sun screened up, shoes on.

Then they kissed me goodbye and walked out the door.

And I sat down on the floor and cried like a baby.

I cried at being left behind on a sunny hot summer weekend morning while my baby went to the zoo without me for the first time.

I cried at being left to put the meat in the crock pot for Sunday Dinner.

I cried while I cleaned up the kitchen from the mess the two of them made while I was gone. Working.

I cried while I put clean clothes in the dryer and put new ones left on the bathroom floor in the wash.

I cried because my husband thought it was an awsome idea to take his son to the zoo so that Mommy could sleep in peace in the house.

I cried because I felt like that kid in grade school who always got left behind……..

And then, I just cried.

 

  • Reply
    Babs
    August 1, 2011 at 9:03 am

    CDub should have taken a weekday off so that you could have experienced Pookah’s first visit to the zoo together. I’m sorry you missed it.

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    krissy
    August 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Awww! This made me sad a little bit. I’m sure hubby meant well. Tried to get out of your way while you rested but I don’t wanna miss any of my childs 1st either.

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    MrsTDJ
    August 1, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Hugs to you sis! I don’t think that C-Dubs actions were malicious at all. I think he attempted to give you some time and space, not realizing that you’d be missing a first. IMO, hubbies are the greatest at acknowledging the significance of certain moments until we bring them to their attention. Looking forward to hearing about your family’s first time at the zoo TOGETHER. 🙂

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    Quiet Dreams
    August 1, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I’m so sorry you missed the zoo.

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    Candace (NYStateofMom)
    August 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Awww I totally understand the tears, sorry you missed it but I’m sure CDub just wanted to give you a day to yourself. Just tell him you want to be there for the other big 1sts but the guys need their time together (male bonding, scratch their butts, type of stuff) anyway.

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    Mommy Boots
    August 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Oh, mama. I’m so sorry. 🙁

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    Eve {beautiful spit up}
    August 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Oh, mama I’m so sorry that you felt left behind. I totally understand. When my hubby takes baby out so I can rest, I always feel bad and miss him oodles and oodles. So sorry, but next time you’ll be there!!

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      rosesdaughter
      August 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      I hope so! Thanks for coming by!

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    Jessica @FoundtheMarbles
    August 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Aww. What a sad feeling. I guess, though, you could look at it as a bonding moment between your guys. A guys day, as it is. Take the peace and quiet as a time to recharge your batteries so you’ll be ready for the next parenting adventure!

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      rosesdaughter
      August 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      That’s what I tried to do later!

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    Monique
    August 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I love, LOVE, love the zoo!

    Like I think some of the animals recognize my voice!

    *glitter hug*

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      rosesdaughter
      August 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      thanks for stopping by!

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    elizabeth
    August 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Ahhhh, =/ did you at least get some good sleep? #commenthour

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      rosesdaughter
      August 3, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      actually, it was excellent sleep, so I shouldn’t complain!

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    Amber
    August 3, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Oh poor mama! At least they took the camera, so you can see all the fun pics & relive it with him! #commenthour

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      rosesdaughter
      August 3, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      yes I did get a few good pictures!

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    carol anne
    August 3, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Awwww … So sweet and so sad. Maybe you can slip away for one day with him at zoo on crisp clean fall day?

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      rosesdaughter
      August 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      that’s what I’m hoping for!

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    rosesdaughter
    August 3, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    thank you!

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    Preshus Me
    August 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Oh sweetie. This is so sad! I’m sorry they had to go without you. I hope he got some great pictures.

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    Sarah
    August 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I almost started crying along with you! I think sometimes its hard for men especially to understand the sentimental aspect of first outings like this. You did the right thing because you did what was best for your child which was letting him spend fun time with his Dad. Hopefully next time the husband will be more understanding.
    Sarah @ madeinusachallenge

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    Book4MyDaughter
    August 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I’m just so sorry that you had to miss that time with your son. That just totally sucks! I can’t think of any other word for it. Just know that there will be so many other “firsts” that you will get to experience with him.

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    trininista
    August 6, 2011 at 5:18 am

    As I told you mama, lots of other firsts to come and I agree with the comment, there will be that first time when you go to the zoo together…as a family. That would be awesome!

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    Karolina
    August 8, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Visiting from comment hour (almost a week late!). It’s understandable that it was hard for you to miss a moment like that in your child’s life. I’m sorry you got left behind!

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