I want to say thank you SO much for all of your kind comments here, by phone or on FB about Eliana and her glasses. It is a sensitive subject with us, one that is equally bitter and equally sweet. There is a fear there, that people will look at her and think something is "wrong" with her. A fear that she will be judged or liked less. There has already been one hurtful comment made by someone who should've known better.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart for being kind and encouraging to us and our sweet girl! It really means a lot.
Tonight after storytime, I was giving each of the boys in turn their hugs and kisses. I had Zakkai squeezed tightly in my arms and I whispered in his ear, "I love you, Zakkai Nathaniel Thomas." He squeezed me and leaned back and fixed his bright blue eyes on me. After a pause he said, "I always think you're pretty, Mommy." I thanked him and then a minute later he said, "Mommy, I've loved you as long as you've been alive."
I love this kid!!!
After a few months of beating their shoes to a pulp, it is once more time to re-shoe my boys. It's happening more and more frequently as they get older. I could swear I just bought them shoes a few weeks ago but they dutifully bring me their shoes with holes and missing chunks, worn away soles and dirty like they were thrown into a mud pit with a herd of pigs. (Do pigs live in herds??)
I got a little over-zealous today and decided to make a trip to Kohl's, armed with my 30% off coupon and 3 children and get the boys some much-needed shoes, underwear and a pair of jammies for Samuel, who has lately been coming down outfitted in pj's up to his mid-calves! (Do they ever stop growing???)
First of all, wasn't it me last night who said I wasn't ready to go traipsing around a store? I could've sworn it was me.....
We marched (or limped) straight over to the shoe section and after 15 minutes of trying to find the right sizes, right boxes and right prices, I was d.o.n.e. I realized how very stupid I was for attempting such a monumental outing so soon.
But somehow, I girded up my loins and we doggedly finished our mini shopping trip. The boys are happily outfitted in new running shoes, guaranteed by in-store demonstrations to make them run faster, jump higher and play harder. These are some happy little boys!
I'm kind of glad warm weather will soon be here to stay because hopefully a lot less holes will be worn into their pants:) Not sure the bank account can take it!!
Eliana is already master at breaking her daddy's heart. You've heard me say it many a time and he will not deny it! Lately, she has fallen to pieces if he gets his coat on or even touches the door knob without giving her indication that he is taking her with him. She got so used to him taking her everywhere with him when he was actively Mr Mom and now she can't stand to think that he is going out into the beautiful, exciting world without her!
He can't even take out the trash without her crying for him. He had to drive away to work on Monday with her sad face being the last thing he saw:( Whoever said the way to a man's heart is through his stomach never had a little girl!