Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A New Kind of "Development"

I picked up Austin at school yesterday, just like everyday, except the topic of discussion was not a typical one, oh boy!

Austin got into the car and started to talk about the Grade 5 and 6 girls.  He said he noticed that they were "developing" in a certain area, the chest region, and asked why was this happening.  Allllllrighty then!  I explained that they are starting puberty (Austin knows this word and some of the things that go along with puberty) and girls start to develop once they start puberty.  He wanted to know why this happened and I told him because of hormones.  A light bulb went off and he seemed to get it as soon as I said it.

I figured I would take the opportunity to ask him, "Does the situation with the girls make you feel uncomfortable or have any questions you want to ask me?"  "You can talk to Dad too."  "No", Austin replied, he said he was fine and understood and that Dad had spoken to him about girls a little bit when they were out the other day.  Austin has no filter and no secrets from Mom, he said Dad told him that there was lots of "eye candy" out and about the other day they were shopping.  I explained to Austin that I do not use that term and preferred "pretty girls" or "beautiful girls".  I said I guessed that it must be more of a guy thing to say "eye candy".

Needless to say, my husband got a bit of a discussion about his trip out with Austin the other day and needless to say, Mama Bear was not impressed!  I would like my son to respect women and this boy has no bro code, Mama trumps everyone, sorry Dad!

All the best! *HUGS*

Friday, May 15, 2015

Homework Helper

Every week I help Kaleigh do homework.  Yesterday, she asked if Austin could help her.  It was a set of Math worksheets.  Austin was more than happy to help her.

I stayed close by to ensure that there was no upset, they do like to bicker at times, okay, a lot of the time!  Sigh ...  Much to my surprise, everything went really well. Kaleigh is a born perfectionist (she gets it from my Mother) and really gives my husband and I a hard time if we explain how to do something and she does not get it right away.  When Austin explained how to do it his way, there was very little resistance.  Only once did she get upset when he told her how and where to write something, it touched the line for the answer and calculations should be to the side of the paper, as per Austin's rules!

I was really impressed with how helpful Austin was with Kaleigh's homework.  He does very well academically and I thought it was really nice to see her happy to do her work.  Austin has a lot of patience for Kaleigh, where she has a very short fuse. Complete opposite personalities but worked well together and happily so ... for the most part anyway!

I am very thankful to Austin for offering to help and being so patient with Kaleigh.  Mommie LOVES YOU both so much!

All the best!  *HUGS*