I stalked my son yesterday.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has done this – or something like it.
So here’s the story …
Usually, CC picks Jay up after school but he won’t be able to do it next week. We have made arrangements to have someone from a local day care pick him up and keep him until I get off work. We have used this day care for both kids before – but not in a long time and they are under new management.
I didn’t work yesterday so I could have picked Jay up but instead I asked the day care to pick him up. I told them it was “just so we can make sure that it all goes smoothly and I will only be 2 minutes away (instead of 20-25 mins if I was at work) should they need me”.
At 2:30 when Jay was supposed to be getting picked up, I was lurking on the corner watching to see how the hand off from his teacher to the day care lady would go.
I was careful not to let any of them, especially Jay, see me.
Once Jay was hand in hand with the day care lady and they were walking down the block, I doubled back the other way and hung out behind a mail box. There was one other intersection they would need to cross where I could observe from a distance.
Jay quite happily, walked with the day care lady and went inside their door. And out of my sight.
That’s when I sighed with relief, called CC to tell him that I had mental problems and then went to get a pedicure.
One hour later I went to pick Jay up. Before I actually went in, I spied on him through the fence. I saw him looking happy and playing with another little boy outside. Although I already knew the answer, I went in and asked the nice lady “So, how was it when you went to pick him up?
She told me how easy it was and what a pleasant afternoon they had had.
But I already knew that. 🙂