From Daddy: This morning, as he was to get dressed so that we could have some fun at the playground, I walked past the door to his bedroom and noticed that he was wearing a T-shirt, no pants, and only one sock while squatting to play with an activity book on the floor. When he realized his distraction (and, yes, it happens all the time), he said that the book excited him and also that books “are the best way to learn!”
At the playground, we played basketball/Around the World, handball, and Four Square. Then an Albuterol inhaler when he began to wheeze. Then after some resting (during which I convince him to play Mancala on my phone), we walked to the playground where he trained for American Ninja Warrior.
Later this evening, as we drove to and from the Christmas tree lot, he commented and named various shades of blue in the twilight sky, including “aqua” and “midnight blue.” It brought to mind when he was much younger and named dark blue “in the night blue” and light blue “in the day blue.”
We had another substitute swimming teacher. He was high energy and nearly frenetic. I asked him about the sub, and he said that the man was nice. Also, the teacher got him to backstroke faster.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1t7vOmJDRU to watch the swimming)
One of the other boys was intimidated by the substitute teacher, but not our boy.