It's been a pretty good weekend.
Friday was a good, good day. My problem child at school, A., started on medication Friday. He was as quiet and good as a little lamb. It was the most peace we've had with him in there in a month. Aside from a few tears, he seemed to have no adverse side effects. (Again, let me throw out this disclaimer: I do not believe in medicating every child who has behavior issues. I do think medication was warranted for this child.) Friday was also payday, which is always good. And Friday late, after Gary got off work, we met and had time to talk for a couple of hours. It was most definitely worth the loss of sleep.
Saturday started with football. The 8th grade team won handily, 30-0. Since the opposing team had no offense to speak of, Daniel was not on the field much since there was little need for defense. He had a couple of good plays, but they were double-teaming him so he wasn't getting very far. The 7th grade team could not seem to get anything going, and lost 7-0. Daniel's best play of the game: stopping the running back from getting into the end zone and making it 14-0. He just knocked that guy right off the field. Aaron had a successful soccer game, accompanied by Grandpa.
Saturday evening was something new. Gary couldn't find a sitter for his 9 yr. old son, so the two of them joined Aaron and I at "The Fun House", a local Chuck E. Cheese imitation. We had a really good time, and the boys got along great. I have all kinds of good pictures that I took with my phone, but I still haven't figured out how to send the pictures from my phone to my computer! Lots of good "bonding" between Gary and I. Best moments: when he was talking about his dating history and referred to the day he "found" me, and when we were sitting eating pizza with the boys, and he spontaneously kissed my hand. Romantic that I am, I love that stuff! (grin)
Today was simple: church, lunch as a family at a local Mexican restaurant, and a trip to Target with Aaron which netted him a small game, and me a new pair of jeans. I can't wait to wear them tomorrow. I've also been spoiled by several good phone conversations with Gary. I'm looking forward to next weekend: both his son and mine will be visiting non-custodial parents Saturday onto Sunday.
Tomorrow, of course, is Monday. I hope this week will be easier with the changes in my new boy. It's amazing what knowing you have someone who cares in your life can do to your overall attitude.
Have a great week, all.