January 31st, 2007

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Josh (7.5 in boy years)

As I was helping Josh get ready this morning, we had this conversation. He had worn some jeans yesterday which were a bit too big in the waist for him, so he was complaining about how they slide down. I got a belt out of his closet and he was so happy! He had never worn this belt and it was a web belt with the slide buckle that is common with them. He acted like it was a new toy. Problem solved. So today, I asked if he had told Allie about wearing it.

Me: Did you tell mom you wore a belt yesterday?
Josh: Yes. Well, she asked me if I liked wearing the pants and I said, "No! But I did wear a belt."
Me: What did she say?
Josh: She said, "You did?!" and... all that stuff when something's important, TO HER! Blah, blah, blah.
And then I told her it was a web belt... blah, blah, blah.

This is typical, no punches pulled Josh-speak. You don't ever have to wonder what he's thinking because it is evident in his expression and/or his words. I have *no clue* where he gets that! (Whistling.)

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The best of the good news is, he has no difficulties with the actual materials and keeping up at school, and his behavior is great. He seems generally well adjusted and happy, though grouchy about it. (Again, typical Josh.) Hopefully, these things will pass with age.