Tariku was beyond excited. As in, here was excited, and he was out of sight. Way past. So cute. I’ve literally been counting the days down for him because he’s been so crazed about it. I think he built it up quite high and was slightly disappointed it was a mere 2.5 hours today. But man, was he excited.
Little harder than I thought to let him go. We walked into his room and saw his teacher. He walked right up to her, extended his little hand and said, “Hi, I’m Tariku, nice to meet you.” That’s no joke. His teacher looks at me, grabs him in a hug and says, “Well it’s a little early to have favorites but my goodness!”
I know, he’s just that cute. To know him is to love him. And that I do.
So every day, for 2.5 hours I’m a mom to just one child. I kept turning around today looking for the others. Very weird feeling. I miss both boys when they’re not here. Truth be told, I’ve enjoyed my one-on-one time with Dailah as well. Enough of the words, bring on the pictures, you say?
The flag he made when he met his first preschool teacher. The whole family is represented on there somewhere and he spelled his name at the top. Do you notice it looks like he combined some english and some amharic there? I was quite impressed.
And Dailah’s reaction to Tariku leaving her. She screamed “Chooo chee” (that’s what she calls him) for about 5 minutes after we dropped him off. Poor thing is so very attached to her older brother.
I have a picture like the one of Dailah, but my little brother's face when I got on the bus for Kindy. Omg, so heartbreaking!
Oh sweet girl! Little sisters are having a hard time letting go apparently : )I am so glad he had a great day!
OMG!! I could eat that kid with a spoon!!!
"Choo chee". That is adorable!! And I see Tariku is still cute as ever!!
Watch out, you have got a big ole heart breaker on your hands!! (actually three of them!)Amanda
You tell miss Dailah to come meet my bigFat cat, her name is Chuchi! Ha!
Choo chee? How friggin cute is that! And I love that he was over the moon about going to preschool. How great.
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What a great shot of Dailah [despite her sadness], it's so REAL! …& "choo-chee"?! How precious; I can here it now!OMG, Tariku is such a BEAUTiFUL child. You really ARE blessed. 🙂
Oh man is he a cutie! Isn't that the weirdest feeling…having only one in the car? Whenever that happens to me I have to keep turning around, like I'm looking for them, or I forgot them somewhere! Crazy Moms!