My 5 year old can access the Android Market, do a search for any game, and download it yet he can’t tie his own shoelaces. #parentfail
Things have been quiet here at Daddyslilsquirt.com over the summer but to quickly catch you up.
Squirt was basically on time-out for a good portion of the summer because on July 2nd he took a bad fall while playing and broke his left clavicle (collarbone). It was a bad moment for all of us but it hardly seemed to slow him down after the initial shock. As you can imagine, his need to run and jump everywhere, and I mean everywhere, had our nerves on edge for weeks. Now he doing just fine.
But on to my point of this post.
Squirt is just starting his second week at his new school. Big school. Last year he attended a small preschool in which he seemed to thrive much better socially. He pretty much socialized with only his classmates, around 25 other kids.
Now, in his big school, there are several hundred students. Although they do keep the younger classes separate from the older (read: more likely to run right over my little boy) students that still leaves him with probably over a hundred students at recess. Even worse, lunch happens at the same time for everyone so there are kids of all sizes running around on the playground.
To be honest, while I don’t like the thought of him getting hurt physically, I am much more concerned with him adjusting well with his new peers and making friends. I can imagine it’s very easy to be lonely on a crowded playground and that is the last thing I want him to feel, and worse, have to live with every school day.
I want him to make friends and not be afraid to make friends. I want him to be happy and surrounded with friends. I suppose it comes down to his confidence and I know he has it in him but I can’t help but worry about him being unhappy or lonely.
Don’t be afraid.
— Thomas Wayne’s last words to his son Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) in the movie Batman Begins
Make sure you stand when a woman enters or leaves the room, the table, or your company.
— Love Dad
Totally thought today was Friday and sent Squirt to school in casual clothes instead of his uniform. #dadfail #facepalm
A gentleman treats people well at work and at home.
— Oscar de la Renta, designer
Squirt and I just did his first Math homework and he kicked that Math homework’s ass.
As he got out of bed this morning, Squirt, went straight for his writing desk and started to write on his chalkboard. #prouddad
Always look at your buddy’s girlfriend/wife as a sister. She can be a good looking sister, but still a sister.
— Love Dad