School is in full swing, and the boys are settling in nicely. Rylan at his preschool, and Jaysen in 5th grade.
I still can't believe I have a 5th grader, and my baby will start kindergarten next year.
School is going alright- I am sensing some things happening that I am not in favor of, but we'll see where they go. Jaysen has been moved to the Resource Room for the bigger portion of his day, and I am still not understanding what preempted this move. I mean, they even moved his locker to the RR. Erp? Hmm.
Jaysen's Resource teacher tells me Jaysen has friends, and kids genuinely like him. Jaysen told me yesterday, that kids don't want to play with him at recess. We talked a little about interests, and his BFF is very sporty and prefers to play soccer or Basketball at recess. Jaysen does not. Jaysen would rather run around the playground, scaling the slide, pretending he's Mario, vanquishing Koopas and Goombas. I suggested he approach a group of kids and ask them if he could join them. As soon as those words left my mouth, that horrifying feeling of rejection came flooding back to me. How many times as a kid, did I ask others if I could join them on the playground, only to be met with a "no"? Ohmigawd, that sucked. It forced me into a shell of insecurity and extreme diffidence, that I never really fully recovered from. I tried to quickly lay out another option of finding a kid that also looks alone, and asking that kid to play. He liked that idea too.
Also? He really likes viola. He's doing pretty well in the class- except they keep losing his shoulder pad... but he just took a test on the parts of the viola, and he rocked it at home. We'll see how he did in school under pressure. Haha. But really, it's been almost a month, and he hasn't even complained once about the viola. Not even about carrying it to and from school. Am impressed. :) Especially since I can't help him at all. I was not an orchestra student and know nothing about any string instruments. He liked to play with my old clarinet when I had it, so why did he choose the viola? Because the person who demonstrated the viola, played the Mario Theme song on it. Cheater. That is such a bitch move to sucker kids into the viola. It's brilliant.
In other news...
Jaysen has already made the announcement that today is the last day of September, which brings us to October, which means his birthday will be a mere 15 days away.
Can't argue that excitement- this is a big one. Double digits, baby!
Okay, well that and he knows he's getting a Nintendo 3DS.
Because I'm a sucker.
The 3DS does not get good reviews, but you cannot break the iron-clad will of my child once he has his heart/mind set to something.
|Is it a pillow, or a viola? Hmmm....must investigate.|