You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Things I have heard people say about Jabin:

"Always smilin'!"

"Hey, Smiley!"

"Hey, Sunshine!"

"Are you ever NOT smiling?!"

My personal favourite: "It looks like it hurts to smile that much!"

Today was Jabin's first full day of kindergarten. He has been ready since June. (Probably earlier, truthfully.) On the first day of summer holidays, when I was revelling in the fact that I got to sleep in (at least a little), Jabin comes into my room at around 7:00 a.m. and pesters me awake (or at least, to enough consciousness that I could respond to him.)

"Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom?...."

"Wha...?" blearily. "What do you want, Jabin?"

"Can I go to French School today?"

"Not for three more months, buddy."


Well, today he finally got to go. He was super-excited. He got up super-early, and had his super-biggest grin on his face. He got dressed super-cheerfully, and was bouncing through his morning routine.

But if his "pre" experience was characterized by "superness", his "post" experience was something like "out-of-this-world-ness."

"How was school today, bud?" I asked him when I picked him up.

"AWESOME!!" he shouted. Bounce, bounce, bounce.

"What did you do?"

"Um, I ate raisins and chocolate chips." (Typical kindergartner. Tell me about the snacks that I packed for him!)

He went on to relate some other things about his day. Bounce, bounce, bounce.

But it wasn't until Dad came home that he let slip about his girlfriend.

"WHAT??!!!" I screeched. I looked at my husband. "That's it. He's staying home for the rest of the year!" I said, only half-joking.

How does he even KNOW that word? I wondered.

I knew that smile was dangerous, but I did think we had a couple more years before we had to start worrying about that sort of thing!...

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  1. I have absolutely no doubt. Either about his smiles or that he "got the girl".

  2. You know, Rebecca's the same age, and you know how I feel about arranged marriages,so if we planned this just right, the only kid you'd have to worry about to marry off to some nice girl would be Noah... (And I'd have to find a fit for Josh as well)
    Glad his first day went well. Becca's response was much the same.

  3. Wow. the boys are growing up so fast. What a lucky girl that is at school. :)

    An Arkies Musings

  4. B-EG - I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. But one can delude oneself about a lot, you know.

    Dawn - You know I'm all up for that, but we might have to be a little sneaky to get our kids to think it's all their idea! Noah might be glad to not have any more competition for Emily! Hee hee!

    Richie - And I hope she knows it! Or I'll inform her! Haha!

  5. That's m'boy!!
    "Sunshine" was my nickname also, when I was little, so he comes by it honestly.
    Love you!!

  6. I LOVE Jabin! That smile can melt my heart in a second. Hmmm ... I hope he never knows that ... could be dangerous ....


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