Sep 30 2014
Today I need to give a shout-out to our Bear. He’s been a-MAZE-ing in the kid and brother department these days.
He’s rocking the school thing – getting up on his own, making his lunch, killing it in the grades department. He comes straight in from class and gets down to the business of homework – reading, math, spelling, you get the idea – so that he’s all done by the time practices roll around. He tells me about the cool stuff he learned in science and all about the books he’s reading for battle of the books. This kid is smart – way smarter than me.
And then there’s the brother part. How awesome a brother is he? Let me count the ways from just this week: 1) he holds Daniel, often while he’s crying, and tries everything he can think of to soothe him; 2) he offered to help Sam with his homework so that they could then watch a movie together; 3) he used his own money – unprompted – to buy a fundraiser item from Bubba to help him meet a goal. How many 10 year olds do you know who’d do that?
This kid rocks my socks off, and as the “middle child” I worry sometimes that he doesn’t get nearly enough credit for all the awesomeness that he is. So, Bear, thank you for being you. Don’t ever change because you are sweet and funny and smart and charming and talented all rolled into one ball of excellent.