30 September 2014

39/52: A big school boy and a piece of my childhood

A portrait of my children once a week every week in 2014

Noah: this weekend I went to see The Sound of Music production in Wellington. It was one of my favourite musicals growing up and seeing it live was totally amazing and blew my mind. So much so that I insisted we all sit down as a family and watch the original movie on a rainy Sunday afternoon. You were enthralled with all the songs as I'd been singing Do-Re-Mi and My Favourite Things to you for a week or so leading up to the show. It was so much fun to share a piece of my childhood with you and hear you singing the songs happily to yourself afterward, adding your own fun variations to the words like 'raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens' morphing into 'mittens on kittens'.

Mylo: my big school boy. You did so well in your first (and only) week of school before the term ended. It was such a foul morning the first day that we sent you off wrapped up to the nines, but you were too excited to notice the hail and cold temperatures! We went back to daycare to visit your teachers on Friday after school ended for the term and you enjoyed kicking the football round with one of them before we headed to Visique to pick up your free pair of sunglasses and then a treat at McDonalds. Your teacher has said how pleased she is with how you are settling into school, quiet but eager would the best way to describe your approach thus far.

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