They’re back home – And this mama is happy. We are back to making grilled cheese sandwiches and to giving good night kisses. We are back to chore lists and finding fallen ice on the floor in front of the fridge. We are back to laughing in the evening as Shaunee drags both boys, at the same time, across the carpet as they lay on their tummies, much to their delight. We are back to hanging out and talking about moles and birthmarks, the krill that blue whales eat or how much it would hurt to get stitches. The boys are back to demonstrating their karate moves (neither one takes karate) and back to Jay complaining about the amount of toothpaste Ace uses.
Jay, I think, is happy to be back in his own bed. Every night so far, he’s fallen asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow.
Ace, is up to his usual antics of getting out of bed for more hugs and kisses, or to get water or to show us his dance moves.
Some things never change.
It’s amazing how much can change in a month. Jay is now interested in having a healthier diet. I have witnessed him eating carrots, a banana and watermelon. He asked for an apple to go in his lunch box. I hear he also eats oranges, peanut butter sandwiches and yogurt. He drinks regular white milk now (in addition to what he used to drink; strawberry milk). He tasted a pretzel and declared at dinner, “The next protein I am going to try is fish.”
When I spoke to CC and tried to give him credit for this change, he said it was all thanks to his wife Emma. I do appreciate her ability to get Jay to turn this page.
Ace is 10 now. He got Legos and more Legos and more Legos. He’s in Lego heaven. We got him an ice-cream cake because he used to like it but apparently no longer does. His size 10 pants are short and his size 3 shoes are tight.
They’re back at school – And one kid wanted summer vacation to drag on forever while the other couldn’t get out the door and to his classroom fast enough. We are back to filling out tons of paperwork and sending in money for trips and *gasp* graduation gowns.
Jay came home after his first day saying it was good and telling us about the new fish tank in the resource room. Ace left his homework at school.
Some things never change.
It’s amazing how much can change from one school year to the next.
Jay is now in a general education class all day. He has 2 teachers and goes back and forth between 2 classrooms. One teacher does math and the sciences while the other does language and social studies and the like. It’s a totally new set up for him.
Ace is still kind of the new kid in school but he’s not the newest kid in school. There was 1 new boy in his class this year and they have apparently been leaning on each other and have formed a quick friendship. I am happy about that.
We are looking into clubs and activities for both. Possibly 4H and the gardening club for Jay and Navy Cadets and track or swimming for Ace. We will see.
Stay tuned to see how this new school year plays out and what else will change; Inasmuch as many things will stay the same.