This year Callum didn't like all day school. So I agreed to let him spend half days with me but he knew I would have to work. For the most part he has been such a trooper. He just plays while I work. Yesterday was his first day to really act up and I couldn't do anything with him. He told me today it wasn't his fault, he was an evil samurai penguin. Today though the happy penguin was back and I got plenty done. I really am glad to have him around. It is special for me to have this time together. The fact is that we are planning on redshirting the twins and there is no hurry to grow up.
I feel bad for him because he gets teased a lot for his Brooklyn accent. I think it is cute but other kids are starting to mock him. We are probably going to have tubes put in his ears and if that improves his hearing. He doesn't look to have fluid but he has hearing loss and so this is the first step in trying to see if that improves his hearing loss. If not we will go from there. We are also going to have him surgically checked at that time to see his palette up close. We still don't know why it doesn't close consistently when speaking and eating. He has been in speech therapy for a year now and it is all still the same. I will miss his cute talking though.
We have a ton of fun singing in the car. He still LOVES everything music. He will get mad at me now if I change the radio station on a song he likes. It amazes me how he knows the lyrics to everything. He doesn't sing loud but his voice is so cute as he quietly sings his songs. I'm taking him to see the Trans-Siberian orchestra with my mom next month. I can't wait!! We loved watching the special on the Hallmark channel last year. He was the only one who could sit through it time and time again.
He hopes to be a rock star magician one day. I see him as a future pediatrician or a music teacher. He has such a gentle spirit and a sharp mind. I think whatever he does he will be great! I treasure this special time with him that I get these days.