Djeryd is finally coming into his own. I personally believe it has a lot to do with his not being in the public school environment for the last 6 months. He is thriving at home and in homeschool. Today held a host of examples of his wonderful transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly.
1. He is telling jokes that actually make sense: "Q: What did one ghost say to the other? A: Do you believe in people?"
2. He sang "Simple Gifts" (a Shaker hymn) to Grandma Wilcox and Great-grandma Bavlnka without getting embarrassed or giggly or inaudible.
3. When I say "Wear nice clothes; we're going to Grandma's house," he actually wears jeans without holes and a fresh shirt that has not been worn and slept in for the past three days (disgusting, I know). As I was admiring his attire today, Djeryd said: "Look, Mom, I even have my nice tennis shoes on."
4. The hugest testament to Djeryd's transformation is his changing relationship with the gummy hair-shaping substance commonly known as gel. This is a boy who used to spend Sunday mornings begging me, with tears in his eyes, to please not put "icky stuff" in his hair. Occasionally he would resort to screaming. I always respected his wishes and backed down. Well, this afternoon marked his third submission to hair gel with a smile on his face! I think he has made a definite break-through in his chrysalis. Keep your eyes open for the complete unfurling of his new wings.
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