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Caught somewhat by surprise

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Last week, Kai decided to put her hair in the water at the pool.  First the back of her head, then the side of her head. She also started getting her hair wet in the bath with her washcloth.  We were surprised – she usually hates getting her hair wet.

Then, she met a young woman at the coffeehouse and declared that she wanted this woman to come to her house and play. The woman, Eva, mentioned that she worked at a camp and that they probably had space for camp in the upcoming week (this week).  We asked Kai if she wanted to go – she said yes! Another wow – she had not been interested in experiences where Mrs Bean and I weren’t able to accompany her.

This week, she started camp. No crying at dropoff, chatty with the grown ups…what happened? How did this happen? And so quickly? Her vocabulary and understanding of concepts have taken a leap forward too.  It’s great, I’m so pleased that she’s more open to new experiences…it’s been amazing and surprising and sometimes amusing to watch.  It’s also another reminder of how quickly kids change and grow and how we need to remember that nothing at this point is going to be forever.

Written by geeky bean

June 26, 2013 at 10:18 pm

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