Thursday, March 10, 2011

Winners and Losers

While volunteering at school on Wednesday I overheard a conversation between two boys.  One was a first grader and the other was a sixth grader that had been sent to "think time" (basically a time out where kids are sent to another teacher's classroom when they've done something wrong).  The conversation went something like this:

1st grader: "So, what'd you do to get in trouble?"

6th grader: "Got in a fight."

1st grader: "Whoa, who'd you get in a fight with?"

6th grader: "Lots a kids."

1st grader: "Who won?"

6th grader: "Not me, or I wouldn't be here."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's a Coming of Age Thing

Every young girl feels that pull very early on that they need to take a stand and be independent of their mother.  Although this is a natural wonderful thing to have happen, sometimes as a mother I struggle with the loss of control.  Izzy has recently decided that her beautician skills have surpassed that of my own; she is insisting that, at the age of 7, she is old enough to do her own hair. 

Ah, who needs cute hair with a smile like that anyway. :)

 (And here's Kira's )