I haven’t written an Aidan blog (other than birthday posts) in a very long time, and as you can imagine much has changed with the little man you all knew, and watched grow. So let’s recap shall we?
First my little man has started school. He has finished his pre-school, and kindergarten years and now is into the FIRST GRADE! Can you believe it? That little frumpy bumpy of a baby is now, a skinny, hyper-active, speed talking, first grader. I’m bside myself at how fast the time has gone. It honestly feels like last year I was thinking to myself, “When is this kid going to start school? He needs to get out of this house and around other little people his age.” Well that time has come and gone and now I’m wishing for the “at home time” back. I suppose that’s always the way that it is though. You want what you don’t have, and wish for things that have passed, it’s the way the world works. Aidan has excelled in school. He does very well with his assignments, and cognitive abilities. He does however, talk too much, act out, and gets into trouble a bit more than we would like but we have recently discovered that he is ADHD/ODD (a blog later and more in depth will come soon about this) so we are treating that accordingly, and working with the Broad Street School Staff. Other than his hyper-activity and stubbornness he is a great kid. All of the teachers love and adore him, I mean, how could you not? He’s a charmer for sure and has a smile that could light up a room. I know that first grade is going to be a challenge for him as it is full day versus the half day that he is used to but I know that he will persevere and do just fine.
Up next, AIDAN STARTED HOCKEY. Well, more specifically a skating program that turns into a hockey program this fall. The kid is a natural on skates and is an amazing way for him to burn off extra energy that he has at the end of a long school day. So far he seems to really enjoy it and I hope that it is something that he will stick with through school. Hockey is one of those things that goes nearly year round, and I got my first dose of that this past spring. I seriously thought that the lessons would never end. It would be 85 degrees outside and there I was freezing inside and ice rink. What. The. Heck? But, if it is something that Aidan wants to do and is passionate about I will put my frigidness aside, bring a sweatshirt, and be the best hockey mom ever.
Along the same lines of sports/activities, we are getting Aidan involved the Cub Scouts. I think that this is another awesome opportunity for him as it is again something that will burn extra energy, and teach him valuable life skills. Aidan loves being outside, hiking, fishing, and doing other things, so I think that this is right up his alley. It also gets him involved with the community and with kids his own age that he wouldn’t otherwise meet. I’m excited to get him signed up for this, I’m sure he’s going to love it.
Lastly, I’m still finding it hard to accept the fact that I have a six year old. He’s grown so much, not only height wise but personality wise. He’s stubborn, loveable, kind, and free spirited. He’s a one of a kind, with a preference on many things from food, to music, and more. I can’t believe that I raised this little human, and more importantly I can’t believe that I’ve raised him well enough that he’s not failing, struggling, or wanting for anything. Parenting is hard, but when you see your child thrive it makes it worth every ounce of pain, and heartache.
I promise to be more diligent about posting, and will post soon. Until then, play, laugh, and hug!