Friday, March 14, 2008

Babystepping Melodrama

Wild Hair Night, otherwise known as the Great Nap Scandal of '08.

Our church has AWANA as their Wednesday night program for the kids, so Zaya is officially a Cubby. A few weeks ago was Wild Hair Night for all of the AWANA kids, and Zaya was so very, very excited. For a full week before the advent of the special evening Zaya would wake up in the morning and say, "Is it Wild Hair Night?!"

On the Tuesday evening before the great day, Art did a practice run with Zaya. (The top picture.) Zaya ran around the house like a lunatic, thrilled as he could be with his wild hair.


On the following evening, verily, the evening of Wild Hair Night itself, Zaya flipped out. He cried as I sprayed his hair, he cried as I combed it, he cried as his daddy fixed it in its previously wild position. Notice the pathetically reddened, tear stained eyes as his vicious, uncaring father holds him and his wicked mother takes his picture.

He had finally stopped crying by the time we got to church, and when he saw all the other kids he was excited once more.

Why? I have no idea, but it steeled my resolve to insist on at least a little nap each day, because I really just don't need that kind of drama in my life.


aftergrace said...

Love the "stylin" hair! He looks like a middle school kid!
Yep, naps are a good thing all around.

Melissa said...

I love the hair! It has a young Garry Busie look! :)

Kristina at Learn2Luv2Run said...

I told Tre's mom you guys should add the new "Puggles" program to your Awana. It is for 2-preCubby (i can't remember cubby age) LK was in it prior to our move and loved it. They do no memorization but learn basic Bible concepts. Like "God made the trees" and they ahve tree lessons, tree cookies, tree crafts and their puggles tree song. It is awesome

PS- What I posted today, I can see you thoroughly enjoying!

Lilibeth said...

I'm thinking a little sleep all around would have helped with our wild Monday morning here in this "grown-up" household.

Qtpies7 said...

Oh, welcome, my friend, to the true world of mothering! It does not get better as they get older, either. They do finally leave and it ceases to be your problem, I hear, but I haven't seen that yet.