I haven't spoken about Man-Child much lately here - mainly because he hasn't been around a lot lately and, to a lesser extent, because I haven't felt comfortable sharing about his life now that he is older.
BUT...I figured it was time to share some of his recent accomplishments (yes, I might be biased but I am one proud mom).
Man-Child is THIS close to graduating college. He has to finish up some classes this summer and then he moves on to Student Teaching this fall and will graduate in December.. He majored in Physical Education and hopes to coach one day (preferably football, of course).
He has recently received his placement for his Student Teaching at a local elementary school less than three minutes from home (apparently, I will be the only person in this house with an actual "commute." I put it in quotes because even though I drive the farthest, compared to Houston the commute is laughable). The only better placement he could have hoped for was the local high school (he was praying that he wouldn't get a middle school assignment - and I don't blame him). My friend, with young children tells me the only better placement would have been at his old elementary school - two minutes away (where her children go now). So basically, he will be spending his days playing with kids.
Seeing as he's always done well with younger kids, I think he will be fine. In fact, after the one semester he taught at the elementary school where he goes to school was over last year he told me, "Mom, I'm really going to miss these kids - they are so awesome!"
With a teacher that caring, I can only imagine that they miss him too.
As you can imagine, I can't wait for fall to hurry up and get here so that he will be home and so I can get started on that backyard.
He has a girlfriend that makes him happy. That's all I will say on that subject.
All in all, Man-Child is doing well, happy and will be home soon - as a mom you can't ask for more than that, right?
*I KNOW! Two posts in two days? Miraculous.*