Change... I'm not a fan. Sure some change can be good, but when it comes to your child quickly growing up change can stink like those wretched diapers she was making just six years ago.
She's been using deodorant out of need since August. She was 7 years 8 months old at the time her and I went to Target and bought Tom's of Maine deodorant. I was a bit surprised Tom's of Maine was the only deodorant I could find that didn't have antiperspirant. From everything I've heard it's not good for kids to wear antiperspirant. If Target didn't have something I was going to go to another store I know carries Jason's deodorant. So far Tom's is working just fine.
Car seats... Yesterday I noticed Kaitlyn Joy's seat belt wasn't going over her shoulder properly. I raised the back of her high back booster hoping to correct the seat belt issue, but then I noticed she fit snugly into the back. Ahhh! Off it must go.
Up until 10 months ago (7 years old) she still used the 5 point harness. Now we're down to something that just boosts her a little higher. =/
Chicken on the bone. For most this probably isn't an issue, but for my kid she could be starving, but will refuse to eat chicken if she must pick it off the bone or if someone picks it off for her. However today she ate rotisserie chicken with me. This is BIG! I'm not a fan of cutting up whole chickens nor handling raw chicken that's on the bone so I don't buy it. Because we don't normally eat chick on the bone, my child has never had the pleasure of touching the gross parts until... last year maybe.
Someone got their flu shot today and to my embarrassment had a complete meltdown about getting stuck. I had to hold her hands because she kept grabbing her shoulder before the guy could stick her. He cleaned her shoulder twice and almost did it two other times because he wasn't sure if she touched her skin. I kept telling him she didn't touch it while I debated how to pin her down. Thankfully the guy was quick. I was almost nose to nose with her and while talking the guy inched closer and jabbed her. Until next year!
By the way, she's NOT trying to do duck lips in the photo. She's actually blowing bubbles with her gum.
Kaitlyn Joy finally got her hair cut. She has been sucking and rubbing her hair between her fingers until it's a nasty matted mess. I kept telling her if she didn't stop I would have her hair cut short. I don't think she believed me.
Normally we talk about a hair cut for 2-4 weeks before she gets it. She had from the time I checked her in till they called her back to process it was about to disappear.
I should have taken a before picture. You'll have to settle for the photo I took of her this evening. She was modeling her jog-a-thon shirt from K3 or preschool for three year olds. On that note, her still fitting in the shirt may make her sound small, but she's right around 54". You know what they say, "Everything's bigger in Texas."
She likes her hair long, but she has warmed right up to having it short.
We went to birthday party at a restaurant that makes really BIG pizzas. Three servers came in with 43" pizza pans sitting on top of their heads.
It was big enough they gave us a long narrow tray to eat it on.
Kaitlyn Joy thought it was so cool she wanted her picture taken with it. Notice how long the tray in front of her is.
She wasn't the only one who wanted to pose for a picture.
It wasn't an ideal place for a children's party, but the kids sure enjoyed the pizza. And just think, this was only the second to the largest size they make. To my understanding the pizza over 60" is carried in by two people.
I'm not ready for school to start yet. The weekly bleaching of white uniform shirts. Early mornings. Fighting my kid to get out of bed, get dressed, brush her hair. I'm not ready! On the other hand her going back to school means I can go to the gym in the morning.
I guess I should go pull out her school supplies and write her name on them.
It's a whole new world. I've wished many times I could post on here from my phone, but it wouldn't let me. Of course by the time I'm near a computer the funny thing either isn't funny anymore or I don't care to hash it out. But now!
Bring on the mobile post which are bond to be filled with misspellings and rambling, incomplete thoughts. It seems when sending a message from my phone and changing gears mid sentence not everything makes the correction. Oh well...