Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Excitement!


Well, there's enough excitement going on around here because of the holidays, but as much as I really do enjoy all that, it's sometimes the little things that are really enjoyable.

Kyle planted a paper white bulb when he went on his pumpkin patch field trip. We've been watering and taking care of his flower and he could see the flowers at the top the other day, but nothing was open yet. So he went and checked and the expression on his face when he saw the one flower open was priceless. He was so excited!

He's also been really looking forward to the crafts that they do at preschool every day. When I was on duty on Monday, they actually did 3 crafts, so it was his lucky day! This morning he says to me, "I wonder what the craft will be at school today?" So cute!

He did also tell me for the first time yesterday though that he was mad at school yesterday because one of the girls hit him. I found out because when he was mad at me for asking him not to do something, he stuck his tongue out at me and made this sound. I sent him to the naughty chair and when we were talking about why that wasn't OK afterwards, he told me that's what he did to the girl after he hit her. I asked him not to do it again and to please tell his teacher. It's so hard because all you want to do is protect them, but you also know he's going to have to fight his own battles. It just seems that somehow he shouldn't have to in preschool!


Now, as for me, I've decided that worlds are colliding and someone is trying to tell me something because every time I turn around, I see something or hear something about this book: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I've not been reading a lot lately though I'd like to and apparently this is something that I'm supposed to read. It's now on my Christmas list for those of you that can use that information!

I'll leave you with this quote that is on the Oprah site and is from Elizabeth Gilbert (I believe!)...

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it and sometimes even travel the world looking for it.


Have a happy day everyone! I'm sure going to try to!
Cheers,
Colleen

8 comments:

The Scrappy Bee... said...

I've been wanting to read that book for a while now, and really need to make myself just get it and do it! How sweet about the flower!

Tina

jill said...

It really is a great book :)

Marie said...

O my goodness how sweet! That flower is beautiful! Tell him I said he did a wonderful job! I know how u feel about letting go a little. Its hard. I need to look into that book looks interesting!

jp said...

I have heard several good things about that book! Haven't read it myself yet. And that flower is amazing! Janet

Jan said...

Oh I'm sure the look on his face when he saw that flower was priceless!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

toners said...

Love the story about the flower :) It's awesome to watch kids' reaction to that kind of process.

Colette said...

I definitely recommend Eat Pray Love - I think you will get a lot out of it. Enjoy! :-)

Sarah C. said...

Glad Kyle is enjoying preschool (minus mean girls). His flower is beautitful! :)