October 10, 2013

Words from a Young Man Growing Up

From Bones yesterday:

"I don't understand people. It's attitude, Ma. If you look at your life, there will always be someone who has it worse. Always. We should be grateful for what we have."

And from Bones today:

"I look back at that time I played Lacrosse in 5th grade. I didn't pay attention at all. I remember feeling like everything was crazy. Being unfocused. Caring more about making friends with the Goalie. I watched some videos. Ma, I was terrible. If I played Lacrosse now... I'd get it. I just feel different inside, like I can focus more... I get it."


Posted by Boudicca at October 10, 2013 09:27 PM

And so begins perspective.

That will help him adjust to High School and shows his growing maturity.

The trick is figuring out the things you "should have done" with your spare time before you get out of High School.

Posted by: The Thomas at October 11, 2013 03:57 PM

Our middle son took piano lessons several years ago, but didn't practice the way he should have - so I dropped the lessons. Recently, he has said he would like to try them again, only work at it this time. I'm tempted.

Posted by: PeggyU at October 11, 2013 04:33 PM

Peggy -- He still can ... if you haven't thrown his practice books away and you still have a piano.

All he has to do is start practicing.

Nothing to it.

Its the same with me and the cello lessons I never took. I just have to dig the cello out of the corner and practice.

I can still do violin, mandolin, and guitar. Mandolin is easy as its a violin with twice as many strings and frets so you don't have to put your fingers down perfect.

Posted by: The Thomas at October 11, 2013 10:19 PM