Sunday, November 06, 2005


Proud mommy moments

It's been an extremely validating day in Mommy Land.

Remember back a couple of weeks ago, when I was angsting over Tristan's swim lessons, and I was pretty sure he wasn't going to pass?

I was wrong!

Behold the latest graduate of Preschool AquaQuest Level One. I'm so proud! I can only imagine what a mess I'll be some day when he does something really exciting, like graduating from Kindergarden. (whispers) And you know what the most delicious part is? (looks over shoulder) The teacher said he was the best in his class! (insert radiant beam here)

And then, as if that weren't enough to make any mummy radioactive with pride, look what he did tonight:

If you look really closely, you can barely make out the TRISTAN through the chicken scratch (three times, no less!) It's the first time he's ever tried to write his name, and he was so adorably excited and proud of himself.

It's so cute when he makes the Rs - he draws the legs first, then sits a ball on top of them. The first half a dozen times or so, he started from the right and wrote to the left, almost like mirror-writing. Is that common when they first start to make letters? Also, he starts at the bottom of the page and works his way up (you can see he improves as he warms up - these are takes six through nine, I think. Like his mother, once he finds something he likes, he's rather obsessive about it.)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Sunday evening...