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    Double digits, baby!!!!

    August 29th, 2018

    This morning, I got to wake up a boy who was 10. I invited him to go to “special breakfast” for his birthday, if he (and his brother) could get out of bed fast. They did! As he was getting up, he himself called out his double-digit day. It’s a big deal to him.
    The week leading up to his birthday is always interesting. As I prep for each birthday post, I go back to my archives of photos and videos and audio recordings. This time, I scrolled back perhaps a little too far and found one of my earliest recordings of him telling me about why skunks stink. He was about two. His voice was so little. I can’t believe that same human who recorded THAT was the boy sitting in front of me. Gah — this life thing, it creeps slowly as it’s speeding past you.
    This was the first year I found that G’s wishes about his future and his identity of self hasn’t changed all that much. Is this when things start to settle in? It makes me both eager for next year, while dreading next year.

    What is your favorite color? Blue & yellow
    What is your favorite book? Son of Neptune
    Who are your best friends? Milo & Brayden
    What is your favorite movie? Fantastic Beasts and where to find them
    What is your favorite song? Timber
    What is your favorite TV show? Pokemon
    What is your favorite animal? Snake
    What is your favorite toy? Cards: any type of cards that I like to play with.
    Which cards to like you play with? Magic, Yogio, Baseball and Pokemon
    What is your favorite food? ice cream
    What flavor? chocolate
    What is your favorite thing to wear? Clothes! Baseball clothes
    What do you want to be when you grow up? Baseball player.
      What position? i don’t know… and i don’t really care
    As long as you’re a baseball player, you don’t really care what you play? Uh-huh!
    Is there a team you want to play for? No
    Is there a tea you DON’T want to play for? Dodgers
    Tell me one awesome thing that’s happened to you this year? Our team took 2nd place in a baseball tournament
    Give me a piece of advice. be a good kid.
    How does one become a good kid? You do your work
    What kind of car do you want to drive when you grow up? I don’t want to drive a car. I want to fly a car

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    First day of school

    August 22nd, 2018

    Ah — first day of school! This is usually the day that your Facebook feed explodes with photos of kids standing for a “first school day portrait”. Wanna see ours?

    Yep! That’s it!
    One was too cold and the other too grumpy for a pic.

    Just keeping it real, folks 🙂