Vignettes

A lot of little things have gone on with the boys over the last several weeks and with the craziness of Scot’s repeated surgeries and hospitalizations, I haven’t blogged about them. So here’s a post full of them.

Liam had Wacky Hair Day at school last week. Initially, I had planned to shave his hair into a fauxhawk and send him to school that way. Then shave the rest of it down afterwards – his summer buzz cut. Then, I ran across a crazy wig at Target for a measly $5.

Nevermind the tshirt that's too small and he insisted on wearing.

Nevermind the tshirt that’s too small and he insisted on wearing.

Crazy Hair Day WIN.

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That same day was Jamie’s end of the year picnic for preschool. It was also his last day of preschool ever. I wish they’d had a wee graduation ceremony for the kids going to kindergarten. I’m a little sad that I have pictures of Liam in cap and gown but not Jamie.

The class met at one of the shelters in North Park, had some food, ran around, had fun, and got their end of the year booklet that had art pages they’d worked on all year.

I just love this. When he grows up he wants to be himself. GOOD ANSWER.

I just love this. When he grows up he wants to be himself. GOOD ANSWER.

Me and my boy!

Me and my boy!

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Jamie also received his summer buzz cut (at his request). He looks a little shocked about it all.

Who, me?

Who, me?

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The children had fun with rubber gloves while visiting Daddy at the hospital one day.

Two by two; hands of purple

Two by two; hands of purple

I also pulled the classic rubber glove balloon trick. Which they thought was hilarious.

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Jamie tried out Tae Kwon Do this week. I was sort of expecting it to go the same way it had with Liam – which is to say, swimmingly. He certainly looked the part.

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Alas, he didn’t take to it the same way Liam did. He was frustrated with not being able to make his body do what they were asking of him (though the teachers were, as always, very patient with him) and he was very nervous and shy. He said he doesn’t want to go back right now though he is not ruling out trying again at another time. I think it’s largely a maturity issue and I sometimes forget that Liam was 5 going on 15 when he started. Jamie is a different kid. So, we’ll wait and try again some other time.

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In other news, Scot was released from the hospital on Sunday and coming along apace. We are hoping to have survived the worst of it. However, I can swear to nothing because just when I think things are getting better, they have a habit of taking a dive into the crapper so….we’ll just wait and see.

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