Thursday, April 25, 2013

1 Year Ago

Mama Kat asked: "Look into your archives. What were you blogging about a year ago around this time? Are you still dealing with the same thing? Your thoughts?"

Around this time a year ago, I wrote about 3 things: 
1. Annika's new short haircut
2. My friend Kate dealing with her son O's Autism Diagnosis
3. Our best Berliner afternoon EVER.  

1. We kinda ARE still dealing with Annika's short haircut.  She's gotten it trimmed short several times now, but really wants to grow it back out.  She's frustrated that it is taking so long and keeps telling me that girls have short hair.  She told me recently that "girls have long hair."  This totally breaks my heart by the way, and then forces me to list all the women we know with short hair.  I'm also getting ready to cut my hair short, so maybe that's why this hits me extra hard at the moment.  Everyone knows I hate everything being gendered, and I seriously hate that she is taking on these ridiculous gender stereo-types much to my chagrin.  I suppose it was bound to happen at some point. 

Here's what she looked like a year ago: 

2.  Kate is still dealing with all of the subsequent issues that come with having a kid with an autism diagnosis.  She's writing more about her triumphs and struggles on her blog now, so you should totally go check her out and encourage her to share her experiences more.  She's a crafty storyteller over at Pink Pancakes


3. The Best Berliner Afternoon EVER still stands as one of the best afternoons of our entire lives.  It was GREAT.  We've had some great days since then in various spots, but I will always remember this afternoon. 



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13 comments:

  1. Always cool to look back at what we were doing; great reason to blog.

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    1. Agreed! Good to know where we've been and the progress we've made.

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  2. I think the short hair cut is really cute! I want to cut my daughter's hair short.... maybe not THAT short, but short enough to make it easier to take care of!

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    1. I LOVE that short cut and she actually picked it out before she got it. It definitely cut down on the pig-tail fights in the morning.

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  3. I feel so lucky to have been there on that most wonderful afternoon! I've been thinking about you a lot during your trip.

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    1. It was such a PERFECT day wasn't it! Miss you lady!

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  4. This is an interesting read!! I have a strong interest in autism, so will certainly keep Pink Pancakes in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thanks. Keep encouraging Kate to write more!

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  5. What a fun prompt! Makes me want to peek back in the archives of last year, too! Her hair cut is adorable, and you can tell her that my nine year-old proudly sports short hair! :)-Ashley

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I'm about to start sporting one too.

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  6. My cousin's 4 year old daughter Georgianna (who is like a granddaughter to me) cut her hair herself a few months ago which resulted in getting a very short haircut at the stylists! It was a sad day for her and mom at the time, but now Georgie insists that she's more beautiful with short hair and she was glad she did it - which is probably why she also gave their Pomeranian Rocky a beautiful hair cut shortly thereafter.

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    1. Hilarious! That's one way to learn the short-cut lesson.

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  7. I did the same post! And tell her I have short hair and rock it! ;)

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