Friday, May 18, 2007

Girls' Night

Tonight Adam is taking Isaiah on a Fathers and Sons campout. And while they are gone, Katie and I are having a girls' night! We're going out to dinner with a bunch of other moms and girls. And as we were getting ready to go, I realized at 20 months, Katie has never had her nails painted. Maybe that sort of thing is normal, she is pretty young, but I was feeling badly that I have never initiated her in the girly ritual of making your nails an unnatural color to make you feel prettier. And so, today, I did. We have matching sparkly pink toenails. And now we're going to go out and enjoy a night with a bunch of girls, who, no doubt, will all admire our pink sparkles.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Reflections of preschool . . .

Today was Isaiah's preschool program. He alternated between performing (to the hilt) and doing absolutely nothing. He would "sing" along with the other kids, drowning everyone out with his shouting, then fall silent and concentrate on the carpet, then repeat. And as the applause would start after each song, he would dramatically throw out his right arm and take a bow.

He was enamored with the "summer kit" the teachers gave him, calling out as the other children received their diplomas and kits, "It has a marker! And scissors! Thank you! Thank you!"

Of course, Katie had to get in on the action. When the slideshow started, she stood on the "stage" swinging her arms and wiggling her rear end to Jackson Five in front of all the kids, parents, and grandparents. It didn't take long for Isaiah to join her, making identical motions and in the same rhythm.

I wonder what drama classes and dance lessons are going to cost me as these kids get older.