Sunday, June 19, 2011
Summer is finally here and along with it the challenge of getting Greyson out of the house. I am working at a swimming pool so on those days he can go with me to work and swim until I get off. Not only is it great exercise for him but it helps me get him out and about and into the sun. Good ol' vitamin D! He loves the solitude of the water and the peaceful feeling it brings to him. He could float for hours or stay under even longer if he could breath under there. The days I don't work are challenging. If I suggest fun things he wants nothing to do with any of it. I think I am going to have to take the route of just go for it and do it. Otherwise he will opt for the familiar every time. Sitting in front of the TV, playing LEGO or his video games all day long. We are at least reading a book called 'The Last Dragon' and so far it is very good. He says he isn't enjoying it but I know different. I can tell he is curious to see what happens next. So...I read on hoping to spark his interest in reading for himself. Right now he is not a big fan. I never was either until later in life. Never felt like I was very good at it and I think he pretty much feels the same way. For now...I will continue to read to him. Eventually something will trigger him wanting to read and learn things for himself. I plan on going to the Edventure museum sometime this summer, along with Latta Plantation, Raptor Center, the spray grounds around our area, the parks and where ever else I can find some fun for little to no money. I want him to learn the joys of going places and doing things unplanned. We both could use lessons in that. I am getting better but he still has a ways to go. He likes his familiarity and anything else can rock his world. I want to push him some, but not over the edge if you know what I mean. That's never fun! hahahahahaa Any of our peeps that want to meet up this summer for some park time, spray ground, or anything else exciting give me a buzz. We would love to have some company in our adventures this summer where ever they may lead. Happy summer everyone.