Kohen - Okay so no, I'm not going in order. Well maybe I am....but it's not the order one would assume. I'm starting with the kid who probably has the most to update on. Why? Because he's a train wreck, that's why. So here goes. Kohen, Kohen, Kohen. Had our first teacher requested meeting a couple week ago. Now most parents would be upset and shaking their heads about such a meeting but Barry and I were high fiving in the parking lot of the school that we made it 6 whole weeks into this year before such a request was made! That's good time in Kohen's world! He's also been to the principals office more times then we hear about I'm sure....and honestly, I never really know if it's because he is in trouble that much, or if he likes to hang out with Leanne the principal because she is gorgeous and sweet. That boy does have a thing for blondes. So apparently Kohen has been having a hard time with the new school....between that and the new sitter....and new teachers....and new friends....he's a bit of a disaster. He's picked up some new language and is using it at every chance he gets (don't even say it! You may think it but if one of you suggests the language comes from me then I will find you and fuck you up...I mean.....explain to you that it probably does not)...he's also made a couple new friends and one of them has language that makes even me blush so let's all blame the 7 year old. He was grounded from his bike this summer too from a time when he rode it with Nicole and I while we ran......apparently the game is "see how close I can get to the white line on the road and stick my foot over the white line on the road whenever a car passes". Neat hey? So after Nicole yelled at him 294 times to get away from the white line and I yelled at him 28472 times, he continued choosing to not listen and rode right up and over the line and almost got creamed by a truck. Bye bye bike!! But it hasn't all been bad......the majority of weeks at school he does get at least equal "happy face to sad face" ratio from his teacher. He also is doing really amazing in hockey this year and having a blast! And he's befriended half the kids at the trailer park and is turning into some kind of creepy leader and I'm pretty sure they're building a space ship in my basement, he's also started making a lot of kool aid................no? Too far?
Gavin - Ah our new teenager. What is it with 13 year old boys and BAM smelling like ass all the time? Where's my sweet smelling baby?? I guess if he changed his clothes every now and again.....also, what's with that??? At least change the socks kid! Gavin has now started at the high school...which I was terrified about....but he seems to really honestly enjoy it. I think he really likes the bit of freedom and independence. He was all excited he could walk to subway on his lunch....or him and
Lenny - This kid has become a real jokester. He's picking up words galore and using them every chance he gets....such beautiful catch phrases like "look here stupid!" and "Aaaaahhhh she's/he's/it's/we're/you/re DEAD!" and "Kohen! You're a poo poo head!" so that's all been real fun and cute. Honestly though, he's a really funny kid. He's still pretty easy going and has started preschool this year. Side note....one kid starting high school while one is starting preschool....boy we really didn't think that one through. Where was I? Oh right....preschool. He LOVES school! And most days I can find him standing by the front door in his pj's with his pink princess backpack on yelling "I'M GOING TO SCHOOL STUPID!" even if it's not a school day. Such a little rascal! He's in the same class as his older cousin Ethan and that's been a really cool thing to see the difference in them. Ethan isn't a very big guy, but he's smart like Stewie and loves his music. Now Lenny is a big ol'truck....smart like ummm...white bread? If I could imagine what kind of smarts white bread would have....it would be like....simple smarts? Yeah, white bread...what you see is what you get. Not a ton of nutrition but it won't kill you to live off of? Hmm....this analogy is a tough one this morning. Moving on...............let's just say the kid can't count to 5 yet. Well, I mean he can....hold up 5 fingers and he'll tell you "Oooonnnnneee.....twooooo......threeeeee......six, seven, nine!" and there you have it! But I mean, at 3.5 years of age, who needs to know how to count to 5 right? Another good example of the differences between him and his cousin......one day at school they had to glue pieces of colored macaroni pasta onto a piece of paper. Now Ethan must have glued 294784628 onto his....the paper was bowing in the middle, strained under the weight of glue/pasta...you could hardly even see the paper underneath for all the intricately placed macaroni so that he could fit the maximum amount on there with them all just fitting into the curves of the other juuuuuust so, it must have taken him allllllll class to do......now Lenny came running out with his macaroni art paper.....there were literally 4 pieces of macaroni glued onto the giant sheet of paper. Four. I think that pretty much sums it all up.
So there you have a quick update of 3 of the 4 of my boys. As for the other one and myself....yep, we're doing alright. Busy and hectic and Barry is just waiting for me to go to Vancouver so he can put up the Christmas lights in peace without me yelling at him about being careful on the ladder. It's for your own safety Barry! YOUR SAFETY!!