These are the thoughts of a Texas transplant in West Michigan who makes his living as a newspaper reporter by evening, and a struggling novelist by day.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


Today was the first snowfall of the season. We only got, oh, less than two inches, I'd say. Still, it required taking out the shovels to clear off the sidewalk and driveway. In the end, it was a pretty minor job, nothing like the monster shovel-fests I've encountered in the past.

It was also an opportunity for Kyle to help me out. All fall I've joked that now I've got sons to help me out with the snow clearing. Today that thought was put to the test. I went outside and began the task. Soon after, Kyle came out and asked for the shovel. I handed it to him and he finished off what was still left.

Later on, after another light covering, I went out again. Kyle followed me out. He asked for another shovel. He grabbed it and began helping. It was a good feeling having help from Kyle.

Over the past few months Kyle and I have bonded. He's so attached to Dawn and I let that be. None of thekids really had attached themselves to me. What has helped is my situation and Kyle's homeschooling. I work a very flexible schedule right now. I teach two days a week. The other three days, I'm home. Even on days I teach, I get to come home during the day.

This time, away from AJ and Kayla, helped bond us. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not at all like he and Dawn. But it's something. I'll take it.

Kyle enjoys physical stuff. He likes play wrestling and playing sword fights. I indulge. I play wrestel with im, put on fake wrestling moves an he just soaks it up. He pretends to hit me in the gut, so he's initiating some of the touching.

Another thing he's done is ask me to go sword fight with him outside. I even have my special orc sword. It's funny because in the past, he never invited me to play. Now, he does. A huge step, I think.

I think in the past eight months, Kyle's come a long way in our house. He can be a pain at times, but the majority of the time he is kind and considerate. He tends to put others before him, which is great. He's a funny kid, shy at first, but soon after, he is talkative.

And so today began another bonding experience with my middle son Kyle. It felt good.


Blogger Zheng junxai5 said...

2015-10-15 zhengjx
ugg boots
ugg boots
Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet Store Online
coach factory outlet
toms outlet
coach factory outlet online
Abercrombie & Fitch Clothing With Big Discount
Cheap Jordan 13 Shoes For Sale Free Shipping
Ugg Boots,Ugg Boots Outlet,Ugg Outlet,Cheap Uggs,Uggs On Sale,Ugg Boots Clearance,Uggs For Women
Louis Vuitton Outlet Handbags Pursers In USA
michael kors handbags
ugg boots sale
ralph lauren
louis vuitton
Kobe Shoes,Kobe 9,Kobe 8 Discount
Mont Blanc Pens For Sale
Cheap Michael Kors Handbags On Sale
Christian Louboutin Outlet For Women
Cheap Louis Vuitton Handbags Luggage Bags Sale
michael kors outlet
abercrombie & fitch
coach outlet store online
Louis Vuitton Outlet Authentic Handbags Discount
Hollister UK Clothing Store
canada goose
michale kors outlet
Christian Louboutin Shoes Outlet Sale Cheap Price
Canada Goose,Canada Goose Outlet,Canada Goose Jackets,Canada Goose Sale
Cheap Jordans Shoes For Sale

2:06 AM

Blogger 柯云 said...

louis vuitton purses
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet online
coach outlet
gucci outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
cheap oakley sunglasses
polo outlet
burberry sale
nike air max uk
nike uk
christian louboutin outlet
jordan 11
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags
air jordan shoes
coach outlet store online clearances
michael kors bags
louis vuitton outlet stores
michael kors purses
oakley vault
coach outlet clearance
abercrombie and fitch
coach outlet online
coach outlet clearance
adidas nmd
ralph lauren outlet
coach factory outlet
adidas stan smith
coach outlet online
coach outlet store online
true religion jeans
tory burch sandals
ray ban sunglasses uk
lebron 13
adidas outlet store
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors bags

11:36 PM

Blogger عبده العمراوى said...

شركة المثالية للتنظيف
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالدمام

8:12 AM

Blogger نور الهدى said...نقل-اثاث-من-الرياض-الى-القصيم/نقل-اثاث-من-الرياض-الى-الدمام/تركيب-طارد-الحمام-بالرياض/نقل-عفش-بالرياض-رخيص-300-ريال/

4:06 PM

Blogger Abdo Montaser said...

5:40 AM


Post a Comment

<< Home