I want to say that Kaneu has done SO great. He is such a champ through all of the changes that are going on. He did wonderfully on the flight - better than Brian and I. I was so grumpy and tired that I was being a little bit of a sourpuss. Brian was pretty cranky too. Kaneu is my hero. He has been more emotional than usual but that is to be expected, though it really makes my heart ache to see him struggle through some of these situations. Brian's mom visited over the weekend and he got really upset when she left. My mom visited this week and he sobbed when she drove away. He is so used to having visitors, especially the grandmas, stay much longer and he does not understand why they left early. During bedtime Thursday night he started to get upset again and said that he wasn't ready for Grammy Sue to leave. Thankfully she is coming back next week while Brian is in London.
We visited Kaneu's new school on Tuesday with the plan of having him start on Wednesday. We met his teachers and saw his classroom. Everyone was extremely friendly and we instantly felt like we made a great decision on his school. After chatting with his teachers, who were SO excited to meet him, he seemed to be really comfortable exploring the room so we left him in the classroom for about 20 minutes while we had some paperwork to complete. When we came back to get him Mr Independence decided he wanted to stay for the remainder of the day and so stay he did. When we picked him up at noon he was all smiles and told us how a fire engine came to visit. When I asked what he did at school he said "nothin" and when I probed more I got the "I don't know" and the "quit asking me so many questions" sighs. I have learned to ask him more open-ended questions about specific things, like classmates or curriculum-specific stuff, but since I have no idea what his class is working on or his classmates name it made it a little difficult to ask anything other than closed-ended questions. Yesterday morning when I took him in his teacher told me that Kaneu sang a solo of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" during carpet-time the day before. I think my mouth hit the floor. He did mention to me that they sang songs but he did not include the part about him singing by himself! I can't tell you happy I am that he is not only comfortable attending his new school but he really looks forward to it AND is participating. Oh, how I love that boy.
I've been asking the little man for a few weeks if he wants to dress up and he has consistently said "no" and that "Halloween is scary". I haven't pushed it because, frankly, I am not really into Halloween either. However, my mom asked him if he would want to be a fireman and his face lit up with such joy. Well, while running one of a zillion errands this week I came across a fireman costume and let me just tell you that he is SO excited about it. He wants to and does wear it 24/7. Here is our little fire chief.
We rolled into town at just THE right time. I love it when *things* just fall into place and before you know it you are given free tickets to attend an acoustic evening with Dave and Tim. I mean, seriously?? WHEN does that happen? It was such an incredible show. Diana and I were SO tired (me from jet lag, her from a rock star weekend) but we went and had a great time. And to think we used to see him at college fraternity parties. My how times have changed. And Wednesday's Get Out and Vote show was fantastic. It was more than fantastic. It took me back 20 years. The B Boys are still kickin' it and better than ever. And don't even get me started on Jack. Not only is he so mellow and laid back, friendly and chilled out, and talented ... oh, and did I mention the man is very handsome! Am I right? Oh, and on the way out of the coliseum we saw Sissy Spa*ek. Does it get any better??