A trip to Vancouver

OH, that Willis

Kids can have so much heart and insight.  Upon coming home last week to find me crying, Willis immediately came up to me and gave me a big hug and kiss and told me he was sorry about my friend dying.  He then told me that I should make a list of all things that  I loved about her.  So thoughtful.

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But just as he can be thoughtful- he can be a dork.  Later that same evening, we were having a cuddle on the couch and I was asking him where he got his muscles from.  He replied- because I eat a lot of protein.  After a pause, he then asked me what protein was.


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For the past few months, Willis has been coming home talking about these great toys that they've been playing with at recess and that he most definitely wants for Christmas.  He is so into them that he spends his time building them with his lego.  It's a bleybley, mom.  So, for a couple of months, Dan and I have been quite sure that these boys have been inventing toys that look like tops.  From what I understood, some kids had some that have pulley things and others make them out of Lego.  But NO, have we been wrong.  We were enlightened by Willis' teacher at interviews last week when we inquired about this mysterious toy.  Turns out Willis' bleybley is really the beyblade which is some crazyass manga toy that has been around for years.  Oh, the things you learn.

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Willis informed us a couple nights ago that he's never going to get married, because I don't want to kiss a girl.  That's gross.

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Our -far to quickly growing up boy- lost his first tooth a couple weeks ago.  He was so nervous and excited leading up to it and almost had it pulled out at school which surprisingly made me sadder than I thought I'd be.  Firsts are becoming fewer and far between for our boy and this is one that really emphasized his big boyness.  Luckily, he has a great teacher who texted me updates and a video of him trying to pull it out.  In the end, it didn't work and him came home with a very loose tooth.  We worked on it all night and got it down to one thread. He went to bed so nervous that it would come out in his sleep and he'd swallow it.  Sure enough, 5:30 am and Willis comes bounding into my room and with the most joy I've seen on his face in a long time he shows me that his tooth came out- and woke him up.  For the rest of the day he walked around saying: "I can't believe my tooth came out.  I can't believe a lost a tooth."  We talked about the impending visit of the tooth fairy and when it was bedtime, he expressed his concerns over the cat scaring the fairy, or how will she know which pillow?  We made an envelop for his tooth and tucked him in.  Within minutes he was off to sleep in hopes of waking up to a treasure under his pillow.  For the record, the tooth fairy left him a toonie which he spent the following day at Safeway to get some cheezies for movie night.  What a splurge.
                                                   


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We had our first grade one parent teacher interviews last week and were very proud to see that he's trucking along, working hard and quickly and making friends.  Willis loves to learn- I hope that's a trait that sticks around for a long time!

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  1. LOVE the Willis update! Made me grin!

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  2. loved watching willis do his happy dance!

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