Friday, May 1, 2009
Jordan = Mr. Independence
I can't believe the last time I posted was on Monday. Must really be in a crisis situation. Anyway...Jordan's growing up and becoming independent. He still drives me crazy, but he seems to be driving me less and less crazy.
On Thursdays he has guitar lessons at 2:00 and finishes school at 1, so Luca usually takes him to lunch for an hour. I have to pick Sofia up from school at 1 o'clock, so it's a little difficult to be in two places at the same time. Yesterday, Luca couldn't take care of Jordan, so I told Jordan to leave school at 1, walk to the pizzeria where we always eat and I would meet him there at 1:30 with Sofia. That requires a three minute walk to the centre of Grosseto. You know, crossing streets, being responsible...walking into the pizza place to order food- the basic stuff a person takes for granted.
*But I don't take these things for granted*
These are the moments when I realize how far Jordan has come from our first audiological appointment when we got those hearing aids...how independent he has become and how Monday morning when I drop him off at school at 6:15 am for his first class field trip: a six hour bus ride and an overnight stay in a hotel with 27 other middle school students- I can be calm, relaxed and serene...