Today I'm thankful for my 6 yo son, M. My second son, he's always trying to keep up with and impress his older brother as well as his older sisters.
M is my paradox boy. He's a daredevil at times, yet fearful and cautious at other times -- especially in group settings. Though he can act impetuously, he's slow about decisions. He's conscientious and particular about his work, wanting it to be just right. M is sensitive, ornery, and sweet all at once.
He's smart and a quick learner! He has learned to read really well, and is breezing through his math so far. Despite that, he'd definitely prefer to be playing than doing schoolwork each day. Sometimes, it is hard to get him to stay focused.
M is blessed to have a buddy in his 9 yo brother, as well as his 4 yo sister. He plays easily with both of them, and enjoys both indoor and outdoor play. He loves our cats and kittens, and his baby sister.
I sometimes lose patience with his particularity and his sensitivities. I have to remind myself that his focus and detail orientation will be good skills in the workforce someday. I'm thankful that God entrusted him to us to raise.
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