Friday, September 05, 2008

Little victories in parenting

Since my son returned from spending the summer with his grandparents, things have been generally better than they were before he left. Here are some of our little victories:

  1. Grendel takes a shower every morning and actually uses soap and shampoo on his body without being asked to.

  2. He asked if he could attend the FIRST Robotics Team meeting after school today (something we've wanted him to do for a while, but gave up on). Apparently, it is now 'cool' to participate, and he has a few friends who are involved with the program.

  3. He was looking at the YMCA Life Saving course information this morning during breakfast. I asked him about it this evening. I pointed out that the class is 10 hours every Saturday for the next three Saturdays. He thought about it briefly, and whined about the time, but then said that he wanted to go tomorrow morning to see if he could get into the class.

I'm sure that there will be more bumps in the road. But, I like that there are these tiny glimmers of progress.


Summer said...

Sounds like he's growing up, being clean matters now. I hope he likes the extracurricular activities he's become interested in.

changejunkie said...

NICE!! progess is a wonderful thing. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

Agreed...perhaps also gentle admonishment/encouragement from the grandparents and/or another girl....