From Daddy: When I got home this evening (well after 8 p.m. because I had a late meeting), he was still awake, reading with his bedroom lights on. He is often be asleep by this time. I offered to lay in bed with him to help him sleep, and he accepted. With the lights off, we chatted.
First, he mentioned that it was movie night at home and he watched Turbo. “Is that a good movie?” I asked.
“It’s a great movie.”
Since it is a movie about racing, it doesn’t surprise Mommy or me that he likes the movie. Originally, his enthusiasm for the movie was tepid and he still preferred The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
I asked him how was school, and he said that he enjoyed it. “Guess if I went to the garden or not,” he requested.
I guess that he did but he said that they didn’t go to the garden because they didn’t have enough time: The kindergartners assembled for a visit from the author Oliver Chin. He was able to define “author” for me. He was also able to distinguish that the person “who draws and colors the pictures” was, in this case, somebody else. (He knew that her name was Jennifer Wood, but she did not visit school today). He seemed to enjoy the assembly.
It wasn’t too long before he decided that he couldn’t go to sleep, so he clicked the light back on to read. He told me/implied that he knew that I would not be able to help him sleep, but he wanted to spend time with me. Awwwww.
Yesterday (Tuesday), he asked me what day it would be the day after tomorrow (Thursday). I replied, “The day after Garden Day?” (which, per above, was incorrect). He said that Thursday was “Big Buddy Day,” and he expressed how much he enjoyed it. He likes to play Connect Four with his Big Buddy.
Last Week (maybe Friday?)
Due to having to park farther than usual, we walked to school through the middle school. I was pleased to hold his hand down the hill, through the middle school, and onward.
However, halfway through the middle school, he stopped walking. I looked back to see that he had turned back to observe a pack of middle-schoolers. Then he shouted “Hi!” to own of the boys. The boy looked over, took a couple of required moments to determine the little boy within the puffy jacket and the head covered by the puffy hood, and returned the greeting. Then we continued toward the elementary school.
I asked him who the boy was. He said that he was his Big Buddy. I thought that it was really sweet that he made a point to be friendly and greet his Big Buddy.
Last Tuesday: Bike and Roll Day
Another photo of us, taken by the garden teacher (who, apparently, he did not have time to see today):
Five Months Ago
From Colorado Springs to home to swimming:
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6UYmKakk-s to watch his post-flight swimming class)
One Year Ago
Three Years Ago
Four Years Ago
Five Years Ago