Costumes had been decided for weeks. Possibly months?
Anna did a 180 basically as we were walking out the front door to Trick or Treat with friends.
From Lion to Princess in the blink of an eye, literally.
The irony is that if you know Anna.... this describes her personality to the TEE. So to us, it was a perfect transition.
And our calm and cool Bean had his mind made up by mid summer... again not a surprise, he is a man who makes long term decisions, in ADVANCE (LINK from Zelda).
Hope your house was filled with sugar highs and excitement like ours was all day.
I will likely be a bad parent for mentioning this but we don't really limit treats at our house. Our kids honestly love them as all of us do but because it is no big deal to have chocolate, chips, or a slurpee they really weren't loosing their mind over the candy. It is interesting. They like good clean foods most of the time, Brussel sprouts and broccoli included, yup, I don't lie.
Each year in September I dispose of candy from the year before that never is eaten. I don't hide it or make a big deal of it. They both can reach it and know exactly where it is. After 2 days of free reign they could care less and are on to the next challenge.
It is a win win, they learn control, Dad and I get to eat the candy. HA!
He loves school. We are beyond grateful.
I mean he really loves it. He cried on the last day of grade one. Whaaaaaaaat?
Let's see how long that lasts.
We feel we made a great choice when we chose a language program for Andrew. Opportunity awaits.
He looks forward to:
* making new friends
* improving at the monkey bars
* reading more science and math in Spanish.
We are going hard with this summer holidays stuff!
Hazy skies. Smores, swimming, biking, hiking. Late nights, early mornings, and so much junk food.
Spending the majority of our time AWAY from the city in our happy place has been so satisfying to this Mom.
I feel so grateful to be able to have this time.
Annnnnnd my kids may be driving me slightly nuts as we are approaching mid August ... I'll admit it.
Give me all the steeped tea..... and chips.... and naps!
I have managed to tackle all back to school shopping (online) and catch up on my own work.
Feeling so good about this summer.
We will stay until we need to go to school.
Dear Mother Nature....
Please bring some rain to relieve our poor landscape, those fighting fires and with homes and livelihoods in danger. We need it so bad.