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King Me


Beauty in the day: in this truly harried day, I found several little beauty moments; like the kid who told me that the best thing about a school that collects box tops is that he eats A LOT of cereal; like the kid that showed up wearing safety glasses to go with his safety gloves; but my favorite is the story behind this picture of my (absolutely adorable) granddaughter. The drawing is of a lion, she says, and her beautiful mom (okay, I’m taking a little smidgen of credit for that) reports that Jaffrey is “very into the Lion King”. I’m told that Jaffrey thinks that the song lyrics are “Oh, I just can’t wait to meet The King!”

~Me neither, Jaff. β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰

No Sticker Shock Here

Beauty in the day: it would be a crime if I was too embarrassed to choose this moment. The teacher sent her very shy young kindergarten boy to the office so he could show me how great he did on his math work. We cheered and congratulated him. We high-fived him. We made those faces that you make when you can’t even believe what you are seeing and hearing. He was appropriately impressed. As I sent him off, I gave him a “You’re Awesome” sticker to put on his hand.
After a while, I got an email from his teacher, who informed me that he had shown her his sticker. “Wow, that Ms. Nordstrom sure is nice,” she told him.
“Yes,” he replied, “and she’s really quite beautiful.”
~ ~ We have the smartest kids at Ardmore. πŸ˜‰

Love is Blind

Beauty in the day: still in our Jammie’s at 9:30 in the morning, I left 2 1/2-year-old Jaffrey to color her pictures, while I went into the bedroom to change into clothes. My hair still semi-mussed-up, and no make-up on, I went back into the living room. Jaffrey stopped everything when she saw me: “Oh Coco,” (she calls me Coco), you are so beautiful!” She said, almost worshipfully. I’m not kidding – she is such a pro.