Just wrestled mini#2 into his classroom. Let's just say I'm very low on his list of favorite people today. It's picture day and he "looks dumb." He's wearing a white polo shirt/navy vest/light blue linen pants/navy and white saddle oxfords. Ok, so the saddle oxfords are really what took him over the edge. He is 5 now, by the way. I didn't have time to post over the weekend! He took one shoe off in the car as we parked at school. I put it back on while again, he was saying he looked dumb. Then he was cold and ran in front of our car where there is about a foot of room between the car and some bushes. I, loudly, said "No! Come here! You'll get all dirty!" Like he really cared. I then pulled him out and halfway had to drag him across the parking lot while carrying a basket of snacks, a bookbag and a weekend bag containing books and Franklin the turtle because it was again our weekend to babysit the turtle. Once inside he decided to stand outside his classroom and pout while I dropped off snacks and 2 bookbags giving me a chance to quietly advise the teachers that he's in the hall upset about his clothes. I told him that all the other boys looked like him (ok, no other saddle oxfords, but close enough in "church" clothes). Finally a few compliments later (one teacher said he looked like a professional golf player) and putting a green sweat jacket over the "dumb" clothes convinced him to enter the fun world of preschool! That and promises that he could change after pictures into normal clothes I brought. Man, what an ordeal. I thought I had at least another 4 years before all of this. Mini#1 was a lot easier...and those saddle oxfords were his first by the way. He loved them!
Thanks so much for all of your nice comments about the passing of my grandmother. The funeral was beautiful and 12 out of 13 grandchildren were there. My brother, living and working in Bosnia, was the only one not there. It was a lot of fun to catch up with so many cousins. My grandmother would have loved having us there under normal circumstances. I regret we didn't get together more often as a group! Mr. Pink did a great job handling the birthday party. My friends said he seemed calm and organized. Sunday, when I returned, we went bowling again at mini#2's request. Everything worked out and, as you can tell, we're back to normal chaos around here...
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