Well this has been a good week. Our son is adjusting well to 6th grade and more responsibility. He has gone back to bike riding, much to my relief, and has asked to be allowed to ride further afield, but still in the neighborhood. We’re in a closed neighborhood and there are plenty of places for him to ride safely so, with some conditions, we agreed that he could ride around our complex.
In addition, he has started taking out the recyclables (for either money or extra computer time, depending on his mood) and sometimes the trash. He has also suddenly started making his own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and lunch overall, at least on the weekend. All in all, he is suddenly acting older. It is a good thing, and I know there is still room for growth, but I am proud of him. And pleased.
What else has happened this week? Well, truthfully, nothing exciting. I’ve adjusted my schedule to allow me to be home to see our son off to school, since middle school starts later than elementary. This is rather nice, though I currently feel rushed when I start work because I feel like I’m late even though I’m not. So, there is a little adjustment going on but it is good overall. I’ve been able to have doctor’s appointments, work a little over my schedule, and run errands this week., so I have felt more productive. I’ve still tried to allow myself some freedom to enjoy the peace and quiet and time to myself each day because over the summer that was SO rare.