With shoes full of feet and heads full of brains

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the girls who’ll decide where to go.

From Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss.

First day at school. Eve had her new school shoes on at 7am and then rushed into school without even a goodbye or backwards glance, Leah hung back a little and asked us not to leave her. Back at home the house was just so quiet. I can’t think of a time when I’ve been at home without them and this Dr Seuss, which I’ve been reading to the girls a lot lately, was the soundtrack to my morning. Picking them up a couple of hours later, they were both happy. What did you do at school today? From Leah, “mucking about” and from Eve, “drank milk and did a book on witches.” Sounds good.

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2 Responses to With shoes full of feet and heads full of brains

  1. ho shaky says:

    Great image of the walk down the path.

    To think they were just wiggly woos when we were there!

    Have been reading the same book to JJ.

    The first time through he was extraordinarily excited, banging his little fists on the bed and trying to grab my arm and chortling excitedly, agog at each new image.

    He has gotten a bit more used to it now, but I think initially he was absolutely blown away by the idea that this thing had come into his life that he knew nothing about and had not conceived of.

    He went to the Fred Williams exhibition at the NGA the other day; lots of abstract landscapes I was able to wheel him up in front of.

    He quite liked some of those pictures too (see http://nga.gov.au/Exhibition/WILLIAMS/Default.cfm?MnuID=2&GalID=3 for examples) but was asleep before we got to the end of the show.

    • Leonie says:

      Thanks! So glad you have discovered Oh the Places You’ll Go! It’s not well known in the UK at all, but is so perfect for this particular milestone. See all the exhibitions you can now because once JJ starts crawling and walking it will be a whole lot more difficult. We still have to pick our moments with the girls to see stuff and decided that standing in a 30 minute queue for Degas at the RA yesterday was not going to work at all.

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