So I started a post on here, and instead of saving it, I published it. When you saw that very short post, that’s what it was. Sorry about that. I am finally sitting down to write what I meant to a week ago. Our new year kicked off wonderfully. We celebrated the New Year at church, eastern time. There were plenty of snacks/drinks, games, and fellowship. Minute to Win It was the name of the game, and the kids seemed to have a great time trying to do all these crazy things in 60 seconds or less. And since we celebrated in eastern time, it meant that we were home and the kids in bed by 10pm. Surprisingly enough, N and I actually made it to midnight. It’s been so long, I don’t remember the last time that happened.
A week later, we had a lot of change going on. N and I started a 21 day fast. B started Taekwondo, and Gav began swimming lessons. We definitely kept busy in the evenings. B seems to really enjoy TK and we finally got him his uniform. Last week one of the instructors commented on how much B has improved so quickly. B will be in TK for a minimum of 4 months since this was the agreement. We wanted him to give it enough time to decide if he likes or not. This also allows for plenty of time to get his first belt, which won’t be too much longer. Gav really enjoyed swimming and has been signed up for Feb. He really improved from the first day to the last and passed onto the next level. I suspect he will be at this level a little longer than the first. Gav is already putting his head underwater and doing a few strokes before surfacing. Something I thought was humorous was the instructor had Gav’s class all ride pool noodles like horses. This was truly funny watching all of them attempt this. None of the three could balance and were very wobbly. But by the end of the month, Gav was riding his “horse” noodle from one end of the pool and back without any wobbling.
Feb. has us going in the same direction with both boys in their respective classes. Today B is trying out for a play with the Missoula Children’s Theatre. This is a traveling theatre from Montana that will perform at the end of this week. I won’t know until later tonight if he has made it. It will be exciting if he makes it. B seems to be doing well in school. He is still having issues with being made fun of. The asking to be homeschooled has continued since the beginning, and now N and I are seriously considering it. All that needs to be done is filing the form with the school district. B doesn’t really have any friends (2) and boys pretend to punch him, call him names, make fun of him, even tell him he is weird. This will probably be happening here soon. We don’t want him to lose self-esteem and feel bad about who he is. This is such a pivotal point in a child’s life. You know what I find funny? B knows I am harder on him when I am his teacher, than the one in public school. And he still asks to be homeschooled knowing that. I have commented on it a few times when dealing with homework or talking with him about being taught at home. Maybe this is what he needs. All I know is that N and I try to make the best decisions we can. I think that’s what any good parent does, they do the best they can with what they know.
I promise to post on a more regular schedule now that our fast is over, holidays are finished, and a routine has been established in our house. We hope you all are well. xo