Wednesday, August 26, 2009

goodbyes and hellos

the summer is ending
It is time to say goodbye to a few of the boys' playmates who have been playing outside with them by our building. One family returns to Kuwait for the school year. And another girl goes back to her parents in Kaunas.

Erik's reaction reminded me a little of last years' parting from cousins- just hard to express and looking and sounding very frustrated and disagreeable.

David on the other hand clung more to the one girl who was leaving later in the week. Her grandmother decided on the spur of the moment to invite the boys to go to the beach with them one day. It was 11am and I had come home from LCC so Gregg to go to a meeting. Erik did not want to go if I was not going. But David was happy to go. Said they would be back in 3 hours. After 4 hours I started to get pretty nervous, but after a while they did return no worse for the wear. David kept wanting to go back there for the rest of the day. Of course he was also getting candy and gum all day which mama does not give very freely!

The more complicated schedule has begun with Gregg and I taking turns at the office and the boys still home one more week. They start back to Preschool on Tuesday, September 1. We will probably have them in full days that first week and then get them out some days in the afternoons after that.

With the new school year there are always new people to get to know as well. One family that came for this year has a 5 year old boy. Another has a 4 year old boy.

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