Hair's the thing...

Monday, August 26, 2013

When my son was bald, nobody ever rolled their eyes at him.

For the many months his head was smooth and shiny, people would smile and giggle when he would run and jump all around restaurants like a crazy monkey.

When Ari had no hair, a woman let us go in front of her at the grocery store check-out line.

And there was the time when Ari was hairless that the electrician gave us a 50% discount...on a weekend!

Oh, and how could I forget the day I was at the local ice cream parlor, I had forgotten my wallet at home and before I could even offer up my credit card, was given that vanilla cone "on the house."

Yeah. Being bald sure had its perks!

These days, nothing is half price. 

Strangers don't think my toddler's loud singing is very cute. 

When Ari demands candy at the grocery store and I give in, fellow moms give me the look.

In restaurants?  No more sympathy.

And ya know what?

I love it.


I'm doing the shimmy shake

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I used to love to go to concerts, to the movies, and to the theater.  Now-a-days, hearing myself sing in the shower is about as much live music as I get to enjoy on a regular basis.  But this month I was able to get out one beautiful summer evening for the JT/Jay Z concert, and tomorrow, I'm in for a real treat.

We're all going to see our very favorite band!  They're in town for only 1 performance and I gotta admit, I am pumped.  I know every single one of their songs by heart, I listen to them at home and in the car, and I own all of their cd's and dvd's.  I even totally splurged for really amazing floor seats.

I can't remember the last time I was this excited.

Please please please I hope they sing Hot Potato and Baby Beluga and Fruit Salad.

Can anyone get us backstage?!

I love you Wiggles!!

Image for The Wiggles Live in Concert - Taking Off in 2013!

See you Thursday!  (We're all driving there in my big red car.)



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Last week we received a packet of information from Ari's new school.

That's right.  He's starting pre-school in September! 

There was a ton of information in the packet.  He's in the "Orange room" with 8 other toddlers and 2 teachers.   There's a parent committee, after school activities, parent-teacher conferences, curriculum, and school policies.  Reading through the packet filled me with anxiety and back-to-school jitters. 

There's so much to get accomplished in the next few weeks.

First, there are a lot of things I need to buy:

A new school wardrobe,
Something special to wear on day 1 (sporty? preppy? jeans?), and of course,
A new bag to carry all of the school stuff.

Second, there are a bunch of things to do:

Get a dental cleaning, and
a hair trim (it's growing so fast!), and
read books on going to school for the first time.

Finally, there are so many tbd's:

What will everyone be like?
Will they become friends?
Are they going to be nice? 
Is a dose of Ativan necessary on day 1?
What will the separation anxiety be like?
For how long will there be tears?

Sheesh!  There's just so much to do to prepare me for the first day of school.

Good thing Ari is so easy...


As life continues to feel more and more "normal", I'm going to attempt to go back to the blog I used to write BC (before cancer).  Yes, I'll give the periodic health update and I'm sure there will be cancer talk, but I'm going to try to make this more about the kids and less about the cancer.



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