It was a very exciting day today, chez Short One. We woke up at 8am, got dressed and zoomed off to our first day of school. Well, technically, it's the local Mom's Morning Away program, but we call it pre-preschool at our house. I had weird dreams all night about dropping the SO off, but when the time came, it was fairly straightforward and eerily reminiscent of my own preschool days (funny how that works, eh?). The SO did not bawl, but he did hide behind the door for the first three minutes and refused to go into the classroom. When he finally decided it was safe to at least take a look inside, he zeroed in on a table full of play food and zoomed off into the room without a backward look.
Evidently, we both did fine for the first hour or so. I learned later from one of the teachers, that he did cry a few times during the class. For my part, I was the picture of parental rectitude, until I saw, in the distance, the class being led outside for their morning constitutional (I was waiting in the car for most of the class, convinced that I would be summoned to pick the SO up early - we had been warned that this could happen). As I watched my boy being led by the hand by the teacher, I sat back and bawled my head off. The really embarrassing thing about this, is that I found out later that the class I had seen wasn't the SO's class at all and the little boy in question had not been the SO. (I don't know if I've mentioned this before or not, but I'm really near-sighted.) I've resolved in the future to pack my husband's binoculars if I'm planning on waiting in the parking lot for any length of time.
Anyway, the above represents the fruit (okay, bad pun) of the SO's very first class away from home. It currently has pride of place (along with a second watermelon picture with fingerprint black "seeds") on our refrigerator door, except when the SO feels the overwhelming need to pull it down to show off to his Daddy or Grandpa (the latter vie iChat).
I wish I had further beady news here, but this was pretty much the excitement of the day. However, you can find my review of lampworked cupcake beads over at Art Bead Scene today, so please go here to check it out.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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