I’m pretty sure that I’m still 18 so I’m not sure how I have TWO children in high school, but… I do. How that happened so quickly I’ll probably never know! Since it’s been awhile, here’s a little update on the kids.
Aimee started grade 11 this fall and her first job this summer. Life is currently a blur of homework, sports, work and friends. Toss in a fair share of meltdowns because we dare to monitor her internet usage and lecture her far too often on her need for better time management and you have an accurate description of our life with a 16 year old girl.
She is still crushing school with drama and Latin at the top of her favourites. She is also on the Leadership committee and volunteers for everything at school that she can.
She still hasn’t done her written drivers test, but after seeing her drive a go-kart last weekend, maybe that’s an okay thing!
Chloe started grade 9 this fall and wants a job desperately even though she’s not quite old enough yet! She was passionately dreading high school after a rough grade 8 year; but six weeks in, she is making new friends and finding her voice! Yesterday, she excitedly told me that she doesn’t get scared to respond during attendance anymore which might seem small to you– but to me, it’s huge!
Chloe loves art (she’s doing amazing in it!) and science! She also joined air cadets where she is learning a ton and even did so well at a marksmanship even that she was invited to a weekend trip this week.
She loves her siblings most of the time and when she isn’t mad at Aimee for making a mess of their room, they’re laughing hysterically together about something.
Jonathan is in senior kindergarten this year and is growing like a weed. The sleeves of his shirts are constantly too short and I can’t keep up!
He loves school, his friends and stealing my phone to play games or watch Pokemon on. Yes, he’s spoiled. Yes, I know it. Yes, I love his hugs and little “I love you’s” he shouts from the bus. Is he somewhat of a terror sometimes? Also yes. (insert shrugging shoulder emoji here…)
Kids. They’re a lot of work but also a lot of fun. They’re a lot annoying sometimes but also a lot of loving! They make me mad, proud, happy and sad all in the same five minutes–
but I wouldn’t change any of it!