Brave things he did this weekend

Today was H’s very last day before starting Kindergarten tomorrow.  He is the most cautious child I can imagine, and a lot of things scare him.  I really don’t know why this is.  It just is.  Here are some things he did this weekend that stretched him:

-Rode his bike, which he has flatly refused to do for many months.  Brad made him.  There were tears.  We’ve found that every once in a while this approach is necessary.  H was happy and proud afterward.
-Took a shower instead of a bath, which led him to –
-Dunk his head underwater at the swimming pool.

He also read a lot of new words this weekend and practiced knitting (he is getting much better at that, but he still recites a little rhyme with each and every stitch. Very cute.)

In addition, he also acted like a total pill many, many, many times over the past few days. I guess he’s entering a willful phase or something. Bleah. I have a feeling deep down that he is needing more challenges, and meeting them will help him feel happier and more affable too.

I think he is ready for Kindergarten and I hope he learns to do a lot more things that are a little scary right now.


About sayingthings

K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on August 31, 2009, in Fambly. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ah yes. Kindergarten. Naps and fingerpainting. Hope he enjoys it!

    And yes, I had a 10-gram spinde that spun like a turtle on a string. Sold it. I much prefer my 18-grammer.

  2. knittingunderwater

    What a brave kid. Respectfully requesting video of him knitting por favor!! How cute must that be! And good luck to him in kindergarden, just tell him to enjoy it as high school will be much worse.

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