In other news Aidan became the class captain! He campaigned and gave a speech, and the kids in his class voted for him. He was excited and took great pride in it.
Jordan had an interesting meal the other night. A bowl of pasta sat in front of him for about 5 minutes with no tomato sauce. He just looks at the tomato sauce and refuses to eat whenever I serve it. This time he decided to add parmesan cheese. When I wasn't looking, he also added chocolate sprinkles from the pantry. I smiled when I saw it and told him he had to eat his creation.
"Isn't my creation beautiful?"
"Yes, it is! And you have to eat it."
He took a few enthusiastic spoonfuls with Justin and Aidan making incredible funny faces. It took about 20 more minutes before I heard, "I'm full!"
Jordan also had a little run in with the law while we were shopping a few weeks ago. We were in the car when I heard from the back seat, "Mommy, I took something from the Homeplus."
Aidan confirmed this with, "Jordan stole a spinner from the Homeplus!" a little too enthusiastically!
I, of course, freaked out from the front seat. "Jordan show me what you took!" He obediently produces the toy in front of my eyes. "Jordan, the police station is very close! I think you should tell the police what you did!"
Jordan started screaming and yelling, "I'm scared they will put me in jail!"
"We are going back to Homeplus first and you are going to give back the spinner. Maybe they won't make you go to the police."
So, we drove back and went to customer service. Jordan cried as he said in Korean that he had taken the spinner. The woman who was listening to this handled it well. She just smiled and said it was okay. Jordan looked relieved when he realized he did not have to go to the police station!
I'm hoping the whole episode made a deep impression and he will never consider stealing again.
Justin continues to have an incredible sense of humor and really is continuing to mature as person. I can count on him to lighten my day with a joke, a wise crack or a hug for Mom. (Which is great for a teenage boy!)
I woke him up on a Saturday around 8 am because I knew he was supposed to go volunteer at a soup kitchen but he didn’t tell me he was supposed to catch the bus.
“Justin, what time are you supposed to go to the soup kitchen this morning?”
He sleepily replied, “8:30 or 9:30” and rolled over with his eyes closed.
i was about to get into the shower when he came and knocked on the door. “I’m supposed to be there by 8:30, so can I shower first? Thanks Mom for checking on me.”
Yes, I let him shower first and he managed to get out of the house on time!