School was all about lessons and 'jobbing' today, in a sort of winding down, keeping going and getting prepared way, which is typical of this point in the summer term.
The jobbing continued after school as lift-share friend and I were on a mission to buy our bridesmaid shoes which are required for a friend's imminent wedding.
Shoe shopping with the (now mobile) boy was quite an experience. He raced round the shop, trying out his new skills (still looking a tad 'camp-zombie'), with me in hot pursuit - one heel on, one bare foot. We did eventually settle on some silver sparkly loveliness, befitting of a homesick Dorothy, and naturally rewarded our efforts with a Starbucks.
Dexter's mission for independence continued on the path at home. I tried to encourage him in; he played in a patch of dirt and leaves. I think he was trying to assert his masculinity after an afternoon of shoe shopping. By the time I got him in, he was most definitely more 'slugs and snails and puppy dogs' tails', than 'sugar and spice and all things nice'.