Oh, hello blog. You're boring! Life is boring. I don't actually mind boring, though.
Noah finished up four weeks of a summer school program for social skills, and despite originally being supppppperr not-so-on-board with the whole riding the BUS to SCHOOL in the SUMMER, that is UNFAIR MADNESS, he ended up having a really great time. When we showed up to the open house, we immediately bumped into a boy who Noah had an on-again/off-again/on-again friendship with all year. A boy who I admittedly did not always think the most charitable thoughts about during the off-again part, but who lit up with a huge, excited smile at the sight of Noah, and rushed over to give him a big hug. His mom and I looked at each other like, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, okay, I get it now.
That friendship is solidly on-again, as are two new friendships with two other boys in his grade. I think 5th grade is going to be pretty great.
Ezra and Ike are finishing up a school-prep camp together this week, and are also having a surprisingly amount of fun despite the heavy academic focus. Learning can be fun! Especially with your brother there, even if the second you're home you're back to shrieking at each other and adding half a dozen syllables to your names.
Tonight we're headed up to Pennsylvania to drop the boys off with their grandparents, then celebrating our wedding anniversary in Philadelphia.
/pulls up calculator app
/it's been 18 years
Then Jason and I are driving back home, sans kids, for an entire week of wild child-free recklessness. During which we have plans to basically go completely insane and do stuff like yardwork, and painting walls.
(And of course, throwing a ton of old/broken toys, hoarded school worksheets/artwork and empty Lego boxes away while nobody is around to protest.)
Maybe we'll even push the button! I'm telling you, man, it's gonna be lit AF. as social media tells me the kids today say.