My boy is 7 today. Seven. The years have flown by and it feels like just last week we were checking into the hospital to be induced. I was 41 weeks pregnant when he was evicted. I joked then that he was determined to do things on his terms.
He still does things on his terms.
He started first grade this week. The first day was good, but not amazing. The second day was much better and by Thursday he was loving school once again. His teacher appears to be so fun, and I can’t wait to see how the school year goes. This morning when I dropped him off, his teacher said, “You look bigger. Are you growing a beard?” To which my boy replied, “yeah!”
My 7-year-old loves games, his sister, Pokemon, and watching sports. He really enjoys watching football, and baseball is fun to watch, but it isn’t as fast-paced so he gets frustrated sometimes.
(This is the birthday cake he’ll have tonight. I’ll have more about this cake in a future post. I’m really excited with how it turned out, how little prep I actually did for it and how much the birthday boy loves it!)
He’s such a great reader. When he was small, he would ask for dozens of books at bedtime. There was one time that we got up to 21 or 23 books before bed. I think that reading really helped! 🙂 I’ve caught him reading to his sister this week before school and it’s one of the sweetest things.
At age 7 he has lost seven(?) teeth? I question that, but some of his adult teeth are coming in already and at one point they were coming out so quickly the tooth fairy I couldn’t keep up.
This year he didn’t go to a daycare or part-time care during the summer. He spent most of his time with daddy, but also a lot of time with his gamma (my mom) and even at a week at grandma and papa’s (my in-laws.) It was his first time away from us for that length of time, and also that far away. (Except for the one weekend he stayed with my mom and we went to NYC, he is normally within an hour of us overnight.)
He wants to be a “book writer” when he grows up. And this past year he has taken up drawing books. His favorite books are the Captain Underpants and Dogman series. Just this week, we started reading Harry Potter and he’s far enough into the first book to want to keep reading and not put it down. (We’ll take our time with Harry Potter. It gets kind of scary in later books.)
He’s smart, funny and so, so excited about life.