I think Micah really liked his first week of school! After his first day I asked him how it was and he said "Everything was fun!" His teacher has set up a private Facebook page where she posts photos of the kids playing and learning in the classroom .I've noticed a few kids from his previous class in there and is already talking about playing with a few of the new kids he's met, including another Micah. Last Friday he told Dan that he didn't need him to walk him into class anymore, but it was ok to drop him off (they have teachers at the curb to help the kids out of their carseats and into the classroom each morning). We had a little scare on the second day of school! I got a call from the school office that Micah's ear was bleeding and they suspected his eardrum had burst, although he said it wasn't hurting. Since I had an important work meeting, Dan picked M up and took him to the Dr. where we discovered that he had simply picked a scab on the outside of his ear, which had bled a bit into the ear canal. His ears are both fine. Whew! Otherwise, the transition has been pretty smooth. He brought home a picture he had drawn on a paper plate. The teacher had written on the plate what Micah was depicting in the picture. There was a house, a bear, some food that the bear was eating, and several other things on there! He is a good storyteller and loves watching Spider-Man cartoons on video. These days we can hardly get through a video or a book for all the questions Micah has. Last night he wanted to talk about a cartoon we watched where Doc Oc (Dr. Octopus is a famous Spider-Man villain) become a bad guy. He asked me how he became bad and I explained that other villain had tricked him into it. He then asked if we could pray and ask God to keep him from becoming a bad guy. I explained that in real life, other people don't "make" a person become bad, but being "bad" or "good" was more about the choices we make everyday, and that we needed to choose to act with love and kindness, etc. But we did pray that God would help him to make those good choices. It makes me happy to know that my son is thinking about the kind of person he wants to be. Comic books are great for life metaphors. Now just wait until we get the more "gray" villains and superheroes! I'm really gonna need some wisdom to answer the questions that he poses then.
Jacob continues to do well in his new class. He has a new fascination with butterflies. The teacher has hung colored butterflies from hooks in the ceiling in his classroom and so now whenever he sees on in a book or something he always points to it and say "tah-taht", which I think means "touch it". He also says "eee-aah" whenever he wants to eat (which is a lot!) and "tuk" for "truck." All animals says "kack" for "quack" and he just loves his musical frig toy that plays banjo music. He pushes the button over and over and grooves to the tunes. Hopefully I can get that on video sometime. He has recovered from his cold and for the first time in months, did not have an ear infection at all! He is still a snuggle bug and needs his hugs from Mom and Dad, although he becoming more matter-of-fact about the whole bedtime routine now and doesn't want to be rocked quite as much. Although his little "kisses" are pretty sloppy and lately accompanied by copious amounts of nose goop, I wouldn't trade one of those for all the money in the world!