...and other misconceptions I made 06-3-25
2006 Mar 25
February 10th 2010
Home Alone VI – Day 2

Posted by D under family

Look at the shoes!So far, so great. The girls have been awesome. Want to know how awesome? Look at the picture on the right.

H2 tied her shoes all by herself this morning. That’s a first.

And true to form, S2 was sullen and frustrated that she couldn’t do it. H2 tends to be sweet and hopeful if S2 is ahead on a skill. And just tries to catch up. S2 cannot stand it if her sister is ahead – and is much more likely to give up in frustration. It’s amazing to watch these two totally different girls grow up in parallel.

I went running after I dropped them off at school – and paid the price for being a single dad this week. While it was cool, foggy and dry in the early morning, just as I dropped them off the rain started – and got stronger and stronger. I was soaked by the time I got back from my 6 mile run…

I picked the girls up from school in the afternoon, we came home, changed for swimming, dropped of a package at UPS (a hard disk I had ordered from Amazon was dead on arrival and I sent it back – amazingly Amazon is shipping a replacement drive to me overnight; it will be here tomorrow) and went to their swimming class. The girls did great – both do a very solid backstroke, S2 can do a full length of the pool in freestyle with no help from the teacher – H2 still needs some minor help when rolling to the side to breathe.

We got home, the girls took a shower and then we had dinner. To quote S2: “My mama makes very good soup”.

The funny thing was that it took the girls forever to come downstairs for dinner after we dried their hair after the shower. The pictures below might give you an idea what took them so long. It takes a while to look this cute.

hairclips, anyone?H2 in profile

We played a little more after dinner; the girls wanted me to take more pictures while they were dancing and making letters with their bodies. Then we had a nice and easy bed time.

S2 is showing offmaking the letter A

So far, so great.

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3 Responses to “Home Alone VI – Day 2”

  1. Mahmee on 10 Feb 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Way to go H2! Tying shoes is such a big deal! Congrats! R is practicing every day but, it drives her crazy that she can’t quite get it. She will be so happy when I tell her of your accomplishment.
    D – love that last pic with them holding hands and the barrettes. Ha! That’s awesome!
    Sounds like things are going great!
    Take care.
    M.

  2. Jess on 11 Feb 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Tying shoes IS a big deal and their teachers will love you for teaching them. I teach 1st and 2nd graders and many of them still can’t tie their shoes. In fact, I know of 5th graders who can’t do it.

  3. Molly on 12 Feb 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    Love their hair! And way to go on tying shoes!! Any easy ways to teach? Our 5 yr old has not learned, I think her teacher has tried to teach the kids as well. But I have been trying to figure out how to teach her to tie shoes. She has zips and velcro, but I know she needs to learn to tie her own shoes.

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