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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The School Drop Off Blues

Drop offs this week have been soul crushing. Usually my kiddo is racing out of the car to see friends. This week however something has changed and he is extremely sad that we are not staying home.

I'm not sure what is going on. I noticed a little boy in the class was aggressive with Sammy about stickers last week and I am thinking maybe some of these kids are getting a little more in his face as they age. Sammy is not a kid that wants other children to be right in his face and pulling on him. He needs his space. A hug from a nice friend is good- anything more is really pushing it.

So that has been so stressful. Hearing him call out for Mama while I am leaving is pretty hard. I would say that is my least favorite thing about preschool in general. He only has another three weeks at this school. (More on this later!)

Our plan is just to listen and let him feel whatever it is that he is feeling. I don't think there are any quick fixes and I think there is some merit to Sammy fixing his own problems even at 4. If this is a social problem- getting in there and solving it will do nothing to strengthen his ability to make friends and interact well in groups. He is extremely social and has had several friends for a couple of years now so I am confident this will work itself out. And by the time it does we can say goodbye to his current school and integrate ourselves into a new place.

Days of Christmas 6

Days of Christmas 6

This OshKosh shirt is a favorite of mine. The fit is nice. In the past their clothes have been baggy and we just can't have that! The sweats are so popular now. And I love them because they add a little something to the outfit and are still totally comfy. I have to admit I don't let Sammy wear this type of pant when I know he's out and about on the playground... He can blow out a knee with a quickness. The mocs are my solution for loving the style of them mocc but knowing he needs something with an actual sole. (Freshly Picked with a sole would be my uber first choice) So these are cute and will hold up much better. 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Days of Christmas 5

Days of Christmas 5

I am really loving cords for this season. I love these flannel lined ones from Boden. This shirt is from Gap and I am pretty much obsessed. It is part of the "over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go"... Sending my kiddo over to his grandparents house with this shirt on is an instant win It is navy and not black.
Getting a ton of mileage (see what I did there!) of these tea boots. Of course we need a hat! Merry Christmas!
Is anyone else simply exhausted?! I cannot sleep enough. (Not pregnant) I am going to start lobbying against late Thanksgivings. They throw me off.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Days of Christmas 4

Days of Christmas 4

So this shirt pretty much had legs and came home with me. I sing the song Moon River to Sammy often. It reminds me often that he's my sidekick in our adventures. Kids have to be comfy sometimes too right?!
Yesterday we explored the zoo. After three hours he was just done. We decided to hang out in the car and wait for everyone else. Sunday adventures are the best.

Days of Christmas 3

Days of Christmas 3

Today Sammy is sick... Boo. Real life- sometimes you have to put on cute fox slippers and recoup. Pray for us. I slept about twenty minutes last night.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Days of Christmas

Days of Christmas

Day Two. I am in love with this sweater from Gap. I have a really similar one from Osh Kosh last  year so I am holding off actually buying this one. I may buy in a size 5 to have around for next year. Typically I can get around two winter's worth of use from sweaters. Cardigans are really good for this because they are more forgiving in the size department. 
Yellow jeans are a must have. They are so easy and really make everything look great. This shirt is from Zara. I love it. They have excellent tees because they fit well. Baggy isn't really out style. 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Days of Christmas

Days of Christmas


For Christmas I decided I am going to do twelve festive looks. Not necessarily the twelve days of Christmas that bloggers are fond of. I think that may actually start after Christmas but don't quote me on that. I have 15 days until Christmas ( is that all  take me out of my misery now. I need a solid month). 
I am loving plaid this year. This look is dual plaid with a nice cable sweater over everything. These boots are from Tea collection. Everything else is Gap. Shocker right?! They are my go to place this year. Carter ended up being pants only and Boden didn't really have much I had to have. So... Gap it is. At least I am inching closer to the famed Gap silver card where if you spend enough they give you free shipping for the year.