UGH! SCHOOL! The return of frantic schedules, homework drama, stinky sports bags, and horn practices. However, the boys seem pretty happy....minus the having to actually get up in the morning.
(I *AM* enjoying just having the toddlers and preschoolers here at daycare. You wouldn't BELIEVE how calm and quiet it is here!! That first day everyone was at school was a bit of a shock..we could read books and actually HEAR THE STORY! And NO ONE wrecks our block towers! ;-) )
J is a...gulp...7th grader. Gets to play "REAL" football this year. Totally pumped and loving it. His mother realized her sweet first born now STINKS LIKE A MAN after football practice. PPPPHHHEWWW! Cares VERY VERY much about how he looks/smells. I thought it was bad last year, but it really isn't nothing compared to right now.
T's in 5th. Loving it. He decided to play the drums for band this year and is very excited about it. It does my heart good to see him so excited about something. Most days, it seems that T is just along for the ride. I'm not sure if I can write this to make sense to anyone else, but T just seems to do what he thinks he should do based on what he feels everyone WANTS him to do, not really what HE wants to do. I guess it may be part of the "younger" brother syndrome or just his personality, but he just doesn't really get too excited about things. Drums, however, he gets excited about!! Drums and Football...what sort of creature am I raising??
He's playing pee-wee for the 3rd year now, and I was appalled to find THIS while putting sunscreen on him:
Men are so strange.