Yesterday was a very big day in the Anthrohaus.
The kids went to their first day of school:
Not my greatest photographic endeavor, but at least I remembered to capture the moment. The moment being the one right before we ran out the door, forgetting SillyBilly’s snack and hearing aids! (This morning I think we remembered everything, including tucking in his shirt as the dress code requires.)
SillyBilly was very excited to go to kindergarten, but when we arrived at the extended care building where he would be before and after school, he freaked out a bit and would not let me go and cried. Eventually he got a bit distracted by the other kids and the man watching over them (and keeping them amused) — Mr. Matt, with a mohawk! — and I made my escape. By the end of the day SillyBilly was tired, hungry, and happy to go back the next day. Even though, as he described to his Nana that night on the phone, the day was pretty much just learning the rules and “meeting people, blah blah blah”.
Napoleona was fine the whole day. Played, napped, ate, the whole shebang. No fuss or worries of any kind. She’s the classic second child, along with being fairly phlegmatic, so this day went quite smoothly for her at preschool.
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The second momentous occasion was Anthropapa’s birthday! Since it was the first day of school at the university, he couldn’t take the day off. But we did have chocolate cake with candles, and some nice presents.
Anthropapa is a great papa, always keeping the children in his mind and heart. He is also a wonderful, thoughtful husband. We love him very much!