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More Peanut Praise

He’s getting SOOOOOOOOOO much better at doing his chores/basic daily routines.

We’ve had SERIOUS rows about these things. So much so, that it’s actually LOST xmas for this year. I’m not even going to decorate. However, if he continues to bang out the routines and chores, he might get a stocking…possibly a gift. 🙂

I’m still rather pissed at his dad’s girlfriend for spilling the beans about Santa, but that’s a rant for another time…

Not only is The Peanut doing his chores, but he’s actually paying attention in class and doing his homework, rather than just guessing or trying to “trick” me into just doing it for him.

We even found a book that he is enjoying reading for his 20 mins a day. He actually asked if he HAD to stop last night. 🙂 I told him no, but we both wanted to watch “Halloweentown” on the Disney Channel, so he had to put the book away.

I’ve *almost* got a READER! YAY!!

Just for clarification, he’s 10 and his chores include…

Trash (this includes litter boxes)
Recycling
Clearing the table after dinner (and that includes wiping down the table too)
Cleaning his room for 15 mins a day
Cleaning his playroom for 15 mins a day

That’s really it.

His daily routines are:

Morning –

– potty
– brush teeth (and retainer)
– deodorant
– make bed
– get dressed
– eat breakfast
– take vitamins
– gather school bag
– walk to school with neighbor

After school –

– change immediately
– do his 15 mins in his room
– snack
– 15 mins in basement
– if no soccer or doc appt, go play until dinner
– homework is done after dinner (with me)

Bedtime –

– shower
– brush teeth (and retainer)
– read for 20 mins (he’s currently reading Haunted Castle on Hallow’s Eve)
– read with me (currently, we’re reading Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret)
– cuddle
– lights out

Sometimes it seems like a lot to me, but he has PLENTY of time to play with his friends. And if he does his cleaning every day, he doesn’t have to do ANY on the weekends. (I *am* considering cutting down his cleaning to JUST 15 mins a day, and alternanting days, so both rooms get “touched”…maybe he can do one room a week, alternating, until it’s just maintenance cleaning?)

Any way, just wanted to gush about how proud I was of him 🙂

The Peanut

I am very proud of My Peanut.

He had a soccer game on Saturday morning. In the rain. ON a daddy weekend.

Daddy even came down to watch the game (and take The Peanut for the weekend afterwards).

The Peanut actually HUSTLED!

Even knocked a kid over for the ball!

Now, that seems like a rather odd thing to be proud of, but when you spend most of a kid’s life telling them, “No, SHARE!” it goes against everything needed to play a sport. Especially a sport where you’re SUPPOSED to steal the ball from another player (usually the other team, you *should* SHARE with your teammates…if they’re open 😉

He did get “yelled” at by the coach for not being where he was supposed to be, but then, the very next play, was praised for doing his job.

The Peanut’s team only has 10 players. TOTAL. 8 of which are on the field at any given time. 4 of which have asthma. Of which, The Peanut is one. (oh, and one child wasn’t able to make it to the game on Saturday, so that left ONE kid to relieve EIGHT).

HOWEVER, he hasn’t had to use his inhaler in almost a year!

Woo Hoo!!!

When they had diagnosed him with Asthma years ago, they mentioned that there was a slim chance he could “grow out of it”. Oh, you have NO idea how wonderful it is to actually SEE that slim chance. He may always need to have a rescue inhaler (he usually gets hit with a bad respiratory cold/infection/yuk every fall/winter) but it doesn’t look like he’ll need one for sports anymore!

I’m just very proud of my little soccer player. Crap, he’s not little anymore.

My GROWING soccer player. There, don’t have to admit he’s “big” 😉

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