05 April 2011

On self-identification

I can readily see the labels that the boys voluntarily and happily emblazon across their own chests.  A1 has embraced his GATE status wholeheartedly.  It's likely because he'd always felt academically different (which is hard for a child who so dislikes being different) and to find a name for it was such a relief.  And poor A2--he embraced his HAIR!  It's probably because when he finally started to grow hair, it came in curly and just about everyone who came across him remarked about how lovely it was. 

Of course, A2 was hesitant to lop off his locks.  But the daily conditioning and detangling was becoming so burdensome that I had to nudge him in that direction.  And it's been wonderful being able to manage his newly cut hair so easily, but the best part is that he's starting to identify himself with his character instead of his hair!

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04 April 2011

I am a dinosaur

Um...I'm not supposed to double space at the end of a sentence (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentence_spacing)?  How did consensus evolve on this matter without my knowledge until now?  Being in possession of obsolete "knowledge" makes me feel a little old and whole lot scared.

Random photos:

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Lunar New Year
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Sunday hike: You know what happens when you sit 2 boys down before a hike to remind them to stay close?  Nothing, that's what!  They ran ahead anyhow.  And they look pretty proud of themselves, too.
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Rainy day fun in the garage (if you consider the toppling of a Lego tower "fun").
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Strip mall escalator is WAY cheaper than an annual Disney pass.
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