Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First day

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We bought the school supplies a couple of weeks ago. Bought him some new school clothes. Got his backpack all ready the night before. Talked about a start into big kid school.

He was ready.

He said, "What if I feel like crying?" I said, "It's okay to cry, but I think you will be fine."
He asked if I was going to cry like the time I dropped him off at preschool. I said I was happy he was going and that I would not cry.
There were no tears.

He was ready.

I knew that.
We all waited outside his classroom. He introduced himself to one of his classmates.
They went out to play in the playground. When the bell rang, they walked back and stood by the door, backpacks back on.

"Do you want to be my friend in kindergarten?" Jonas asked. The little boy said yes.
The teacher opened the door and told them to find their name on the table. He began to walk in, already listening, without turning back.
I stopped him to give him a kiss.
"Have a good day at school. I love you."
He nodded his head and walked in.

He was ready.

2011-08-08 12.19.30

Saturday, August 6, 2011

All gone

Jonas' hair was getting very long and tangled so easily and Angus' hair was so wispy and looking like he never bathed, even after a couple of hours of having bathed him. We decided today was the day for haircuts.
This is Jonas' third haircut and Angus' first.
Were they happy?
Well, Angus didn't mind so much, until the hair that was falling started making him itchy.
Jonas was all for it, at first, then quickly changed his mind and told Miah he was mean.
He also cried because he said he didn't recognize Angus anymore.
They both look so different now. Their features stand out so much more. They look more handsome, more grown up. This scares me a bit. My little boys are growing up way too fast and there is nothing I can do to stop it. Do I want to stop it? No, but it does make me think about how fast their childhood flies by without waiting for me to catch up. I will take this time and embrace it as well as I can...until the next haircut comes along to show me what I've missed.
Paloma was having a good time watching her brothers get so emotional over hair. She could not believe they were crying. She thought they were being silly.
They all have the same hairstyle now. It was inspired by her. We'll see who's hair grows the fastest.