Friday, March 14, 2014

Calvin's Extreme Make-Over


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It's been a busy couple of weeks for our middlest homeboy.

I can't stop staring at his handsome mug. He's so excited about his glasses.

And because I simply cannot stop repeating this story, you shouldn't be exempt.
I volunteered in C's classroom on Monday, which also happened to be his first day at school with his new specs. The kids were at Computer Lab when I arrived, so his teacher and I chatted a bit. She told me how much she loved his new glasses, then pointed to hers and said, "These are totally fake." I mean, she looked super cute in them, but it surprised me that a 3rd grade teacher would bother wearing cute/fake glasses to work. Then she added, "I wear them sometimes because so many of my kids wear glasses." (9 of them!)

Have you ever, in your life, heard of anything more heart-pinching than that?
I love my life. Love it, love it.

Happy weekend, guys.
I'm taking the train to Chicago early tomorrow morning with multiple jelly jars of salsa in my pocketbook.

(And Calvin has his first Tae Kwan Do competition on Saturday!)


22 comments:

  1. Hi there FPF :)
    I came across your blog some time ago and have so enjoyed it- thank you!! I wanted to comment on this post because I wore glasses all throughout elementary school (all through the late 80s-90s, so I looked super awesome when they were just about as big as my face!), and I would always look around and try to see if anyone had glasses on like me and nobody ever did! I love that Calvin's teacher would do this for her students, you can tell she has a heart for her students :) It makes me think about Jesus too and how He thought about kids, remembering them.
    Happy weekend to you as well! We are here in Cleveland, Oh and are waiting for some warmer weather :)
    Love, Kristine

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  2. Oh my word! My son has been blessed with teachers like this. It warms my heart to hear such sweet stories about other teachers who love their students this much. Love it! I'm also really loving the new look. Very handsome Calvin!

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  3. I hate to say it......but.......he looks so much older!!!!!! Gasp! How does that happen!! He was little yesterday!! What a very handsome young man he is growing into!! What a sweetie that teacher is!! Love that!!

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  4. That sounds like one stand up lady!

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  5. He looks so handsome and I love his teacher!

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  6. So sweet! My husband is a fifth grade teacher and this past Christmas, he was gifted the UGLIEST tie (Miami Dolphins theme-think orange and aqua!) you have ever laid eyes on. The student was sooo excited to give it to him. And my sweet husband wore that tie proudly ALL that day and has worn it on a few occasions since. Not because he loves that tie (it's really awful!) but because he loves that little boy who was sooo excited to give it to him. I love that man!

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  7. He's a handsome young man with his specs and new haircut. That teacher? Wow.

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  8. What an amazing teacher, heart pinching indeed. Calvin is just too handsome!

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  9. Either way, he is one good looking kid!

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  10. I love it ALL! I volunteered yesterday in my son's classroom and told my hubby that the little boys all steal my heart each time. We played a math game and I kept changing the rules to make sure each kid got a turn - they laughed so loud, so long but their great teacher just winked at me from across the room. I heart elementary school. Wish I'd thought to teach that instead of riding some days... So. I won't tell you how grown up your boy looks. Or gorgeous. Nope. I know you want to stick with CUTE for a while longer, but... He's stunning!

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  11. I love it! When my son got his glasses in second grade his teacher wore glasses instead of contacts that entire first week so that he would have someone else in the class to identify with. That first day some of the students asked her about them and she explained to the class that with the glasses she had bionic vision and they helped her eyes see better. After that everyone wanted to wear glasses. Gotta love those fantastic teachers!

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  12. Such a handsome guy you have there! And, what an extremely sweet and sensitive teacher. She's a gem.

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  13. Wow, what a difference! He's a real cutie, not that he wasn't before, but he looks more mature. What a wonderful teacher he has, she's GREAT!

    FlowerLady

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  14. Wow, is that really him, hah. He looks great and very handsome. Glad you choose those glasses. So many are choosing the big thick dark frames that extend off their little child's face. I don't like those. His glasses look perfect on his little face. What a great teacher he has.
    Have fun with your salsa.

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  15. My youngest just started wearing glasses. It's harder now to get to his cheeks for a smooch but I've grown accustomed to his face (please say you know which musical that came from) and adore his new look.

    Calvin totally pulls this off!

    And how lucky you are to have such a great teacher. Salsa and chips for her!

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  16. Love that teacher. And Calvin? Adorable. :) He looks like a little man now.

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    1. I also love that he got his hair cut in someone's kitchen. THAT is adorable too. That's how we do it in our house too - except we do it in the living room so that the kids can watch cartoons to keep eyes straight ahead.

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  17. Absolute preciousness. But why do they grow up so fast????

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  18. Cute does not even begin to tell the story of the new hair cut and glasses!!!!

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  19. Love, love the haircut and the glasses.

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