Our young man is getting all grown up. I used to call him SuperPizzaBoy. It doesn’t seem to quite fit any more. He is growing into a young man. I’ll have to think of a new nickname for him.
(He is kind of handsome I think.)
He is a busy guy. A sophomore in high school now. He also does chess club and the lego club at school and singing lessons, and other stuff also. He has a full schedule so he has to budget his time to make sure that everything is done. This past weekend is a good example.
(Around and around we go. If the weather is good he rides outside, which is much nicer)
He has to get up early, get dressed, have breakfast and after a fast stop at Starbucks we drive 36 miles one way to therapeutic horseback riding. He has come a long way and is getting more comfortable all the time with his horse.
(He has a great sense of humor, most of the time.)
We drive back into town and then he changes, has lunch and then we head to his weekly Improv Comedy class. This past weekend was a double dose as he had to go back in the evening for their first show.
He loves improv and is pretty good at it. I’d find it really tough. There are guidelines to improv but you really have to be on your toes and think fast. Two things nobody has ever accused me of doing.
(Take a bow kids for a job well done. The adult leaders also, talk about a handful!)
The show was great. Many of the kids have been together for several years. They are really a lively and energetic bunch and can be very funny.
(Poor kid, he has a Dad who just has to try all the Hipstamatic combos)
Today, we got up and went to church. After lunch son had some homework to do. He doesn’t find geometry near as much fun as I do, but he is getting good at writing papers for his English class.
(How much farther Dad! About 20 minutes Son! That’s what you said 20 minutes ago!)
And then for a little outside time. We ventured up north Tulsa to Oxley Nature Center and hiked the Northern Woods loop for an hour and a half to get a little fresh air.
(How come teenagers don’t like lily pads?)
He doesn’t like near as much as his old man does but he indulged me.
(They don’t like the sun shining through trees either)
We saw a deer and enjoyed the silence. We didn’t see anybody else the whole time we were there.
(Poor kid, his Dad dresses like such a dork.)
And then home, and some video game time, dinner, a chore or two and the day is used up.
He is a busy guy and his Mom and I are really proud of him.