This post has some interesting stories and interactions from June with the kids. Let's start with Aidan Jesse Kim.
Quite a while back I bought a carbonated drink from Homeplus that was pomegranate flavored. When I took it out of the refrigerator, Aidan look at it and said, "Mom! That looks yummy! Can I try some?" I said sure. "That's good stuff. Can you buy me one the next time you go shopping?" I said I would think about it.
I did buy two more of those drinks later that week, and I did give some to Aidan. I took it out of the refrigerator a few days later when my husband was home for a meal. He laughed and said, "Do you know you are drinking alcohol?" I laughed back and said, "I had no idea."
And that is the story of how I came to give a carbonated drink that is less than 5% alcohol to my son. Neither or us drink it anymore!
In other news, Justin is finishing his first semester as a middle school student. What has come about is middle school behavior. He smiles, he charms, he plays with his younger brothers, remembering his earlier years and the much easier work that he did. He never puts his clothes anywhere near the washing machine, his books and stuff all over the study room, and I find his socks in the oddest places. Another interesting development is that he loves to slouch. He hardly ever sits up straight when he's studying. Still, he's a great kid and has a good attitude when Mom or Dad are upset about something that he has done wrong.
The one development that I am very proud of is that I have managed to get the boys to spend time looking at and reading pictures books and other children's stories before going to sleep. Jordan's favorite is a Winnie the Pooh Moving Pictures Storybook. He opens it up and tells me all about Pooh bear and how he loves honey and that's why his tummy is so big! I do love it when any of them show an interest in reading!
Reading has so many benefits for the mind of young people. But you don't have to take my word for it. How about this article?