I know that I haven't blogged much about our adventures this summer. We have been very busy and I just haven't had much time to do it. I am really dreading that summer is coming to an end. This will probably be our last summer where we will be at home together everyday. We have decided that it is time for me to finally go back to work. Bug is starting first grade and will be at school all day now. As heartbreaking as it is thinking about it, I am ready to go back to work, but I will miss these nice summer days where we make our plans as we go. I hope that Bug will adjust well to me working. There will have to be a lot of adjustments made for our whole family, but I know that we can do it.
Now, on to Bug. I have to really toot his horn. This summer, we have not stuck to a schedule in any way, shape or form. He has not freaked out on me. I am quite proud of him.
He has started sleeping in his own bed about 3 weeks ago. He doesn't have to have Mommy right there as his security blanket anymore. He knows that there is no reason to be afraid because there is no such thing as ghosts. Now, he has to remind Buck and George (his favorite Build a Bear friends) of that fact from time to time, but everyone is happy. We have tried for the last 5 years to get him to sleep in his room, to no avail. This is such a big milestone for us.
We have been camping several times this summer and Bug loves it! I was so worried about him not being in his normal environment, but has adjusted well both times. He had lots of fun going to the pool, fishing, bike riding and roasting marshmallows. I just wish that he would eat the roasted marshmallows, but guess you can't have it all.
Fireworks were a success this summer too!! Usually we spend July 4th cramped up on our house consoling a kid who is freaking out with every boom of fireworks. Not fun when you live in a subdivision that has all of our neighbors having a block party filled with fireworks and firecrackers going off every 30 seconds. He loved the fireworks and we even set some of our own off without him freaking out one time!
We have also tried swimming lessons in the past and struck out several times. He has discovered a swim mask that covers his eyes and nose and is loving the water! He has started doing flips underwater on his own and has successfully been to 2 private swimming lessons! We are so blessed to have a friend that is a lifeguard at our local swimming pool and has graciously taken on our sensory seeker child. He is a very patient kid that seems to actually enjoy giving Bug swimming lessons. Did I say that we are very blessed? If not, I am going to say it again!
School is going to be starting soon. I dread it, but at the same time, I am ready for Bug to have some new adventures. I don't know what on earth I will pack in his school lunches, but I guess we will make do. It is okay to send goldfish and applesauce everyday, right? :)