Jack loves...playing baseball, jumping on the trampoline, trains, maps, comic books, string cheese and grapes and goldfish crackers (like, twice a day, ya'll), McDonald's, pizza, and wii.
Jack DOES NOT love...schoolwork. Especially phonics, or anything else that involves much writing, eating anything but the aforementioned foods, people that sit too close to him, and thunderstorms.
He is really doing much better in school. But his attention is terrible,,,I have to sit right next to him to keep him on task,,,and his reading comprehension, although improving, is very poor. This is likely related to the attention thing, and we are on a waiting list to get back into the developmental clinic to see what we can do about that. But you know, we enjoy Jack. He is an enjoyable kid.
I was browsing my photos to find some good shots of Jack to share, and you know what? I don't have any. Well, hardly any. It is crazy nonsense to try and get a good picture of Jack. Look, I'll show you. He received his first communion this past spring. Big occasion, yes? Begs for a nice picture, don't you think? So I dressed him up and before he could get all dirty and rumpled I posed him outside in front of the dogwood. And he's all distracted and picking leaves and so I say brightly, "Jack, look at me and say 'First Communion'!" And he does.
Eh. Weird face. Yard looks messy too. Let's move in a little. One more time, "Jack, look at me and say 'First Communion'!"
What is with the face? Why won't he look at me? "Jack, LOOK at ME and say 'First Communion'!"
Sigh. Having him say something is clearly making the weird face. Never mind. I'll try again at the church.
"Ok, just smile Jack!"
"Ok, not so much. Put your chin down."
(sigh) "Ok, great, thanks Jack."
"Ok, let's try again, and keep your chin down and smile!"
Really? WTH? "Ok, Jack, forget the chin, just look at me."
"Ok, but SMILE, ok? Look at me and smile!"
And then, a last ditch attempt when they are lining up for the group shot...
You know what? That first picture wasn't so bad after all. A little cropping will fix it up...
Yep. That's just fine. You're just fine Jack. I love you, to the moon and back.