The Christmas decorations are packed away, the house is clean and I'm back to reading The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Things are coming together nicely not until A.R confesses to me that he lost his social studies notebook. And he has a test tomorrow! You see, this isn't the first time he has lost something important. Before the holidays, he lost his school agenda, his lunch container, and his gloves. No wonder I have so much gray in my hair! As much as I dislike having the talk; once again, I find myself having to remind him to be mindful of his belongings, that he's getting older and he has to be more responsible. I ended the conversation by saying that he might have misplaced it and could still be in his classroom. I'm not upset at him just disappointed. He really is a good kid, just a little forgetful. Before leaving to school, J.P surprised me by packing his own lunch and placing it in his backpack. I said, "You packed your lunch all by yourself." J.P smiled and replied,"Yes, mommy. I'm growing up." My heart sank.
Oh my, I didn't realize he was listening to me too!