The Nectar of the HummingBird
1st Grade: Paige starts her first grade year with the same pixie cut but a bit longer. She was still wearing pinks and purples, and once in awhile would let me put a pretty clip in her out grown banks. Her teacher this year is a very loving and caring person, and I knew she would have a great year academically. The only thing that bothered me about her first grade year was that kids started calling her a boy, and I would correct them every time. The thing with kids this young is they don't understand respect to it's fullest yet. They knew Paige was a girl but would just say rude comments thinking they were funny. This is the year I started questioning even more about Paige. She loved her short hair, and she rocked it well!
As the year went on, the comments kept coming but Paige was always so much more mature than her actual age. She would let it roll right off her shoulders. I think I had a bigger problem with the comments then she did, as I knew I gave birth to a baby girl that weighed 6 pounds 15.5 ounces. She came home with a purple bow in her hair and wore dresses more than often. So yes mommy took the comments worst then Paige did. I eventually just let them roll off my shoulder's as well. Paige was always telling me "so what mom" or "it doesn't bother me mom." I knew then that we were looking at a bigger picture. It was about the middle of her first grade year that Paige started to dress different. We would take our trips to the local store, and she would always be looking in the boys section. Once in awhile I would let her buy a pair of gym shorts or a T-shirt that had a cool saying on it like "I didn't hit you, I high fived your face." Paige was one to always have something quirky to say, so these type of shirts fit her. Eventually those once in awhile purchases came to be all the time purchases. She grew her wardrobe pretty fast the last part of the school year. Then summer came.... Chapter 3 will be coming soon!