When Griffin started pre K, a million years ago, he started each day by asking, "are we ready?"
Today, we are getting him ready for the month in Germany. First up, was a much needed haircut.
Before and after:
Yes, I know. He has changed a lot since last seen at graduation. He has also worked 6 - 40 hour weeks, learned to drive a forklift and work a register, more or less kept his room cleaned and never missed his floating curfew by a minute. The combination of freedom from school and the responsibility of work have made him strong and confident and I have learned how to mother him with a softer touch, enjoying that he is always "ready".
I've learned to let him be mostly in charge of himself, but there was no negotiating on the much needed haircut, and now he is ready for the trip and starting college in August, with the promise that there will be more haircuts and facial hair trimming.
Sweet Dreams for Marga. The color is better in the first photo, but it is so hard to photograph a shawl/scarf without putting it on. It is also hard to figure out how to rotate the photo, but at least you can see how pretty it turned out.
In other news, I think I'm ready for tomorrow's surgery. We saw the doc this afternoon and went over the procedures. The wound made terrific progress over the weekend, so the amount of cutting will be slightly less than I thought. It does seem soon to be going back in, but I'd rather get it over with, I've got the resting and medicating stuff down. I'm ready.