Oh my Kale, since I last posted, so much has happened...
The VegKid got his results back from the ACT's. At the age of 12 he scored with 56% of high school graduates. So that should either have us worried about our high school graduates in this country or the VegKid is still rockin' in the brain department. He qualified to win an award in our state for the science portion which is pretty cool. While he was super excited with how he did, he's also bummed that he'll have to take it again in the future to get in to college. He said: "I just can't settle with that score Mom".
And speaking of the VegKid, he is now 13... What??? Thirteen... He's a VegTeen now. Officially no longer a kid. Granted he isn't all Veg anymore as he finds his way in life but he's still my kid.. Errrr I mean Teen. So you know he eats mostly "weird" still.
And speaking of him turning 13... We had a party. A real live birthday party with guests and everything. Almost his whole class showed up and we all survived.
Things haven't been all rainbows and butterflies as the little man smashed like a head on collision in to puberty, but we are working through the raging hormones, moods, and attitude. He's in the transition of still needing his mom but not wanting to want me around. Which is confusing, even for him.
And I'm in the transition of giving him all the space he requires while still having expectations around the house. Ya no.. Like... Not calling everyone stupid, finishing school work, waking up in the morning, and picking up after himself. It isn't too much to ask, I don't think?
I won some "cool mom" points at the birthday party though, which has bought me some time before the attitude comes back. This is the transition between, "Mom, you're awesome" and "Mom, Get out of my face!"... Yeah, we are officially in the teen years!
Thankfully, I'm okay with both of these moods. One shows his love and the other shows his independence. Both of which he needs to find to become a Man! Definitely not all butterflies but I can hope that as he spreads his wings in this world, the VegTeen will remember our foundation of compassion, good food, and a whole lot of love then go out and do wonderful things. For now he's still in Middle School and here's hoping we all make it until college.
Speaking of wings...In other news, I finished the print version of my book and got it published for REAL!! Like Barnes and Noble kind of real & all over the web, kind of real. The FIH birds are spreading their wings all over the world. With a beautiful cover and well printed pages. I've been dancing on cloud nine trying to think of what to do first for my book launch.
A little sick bug hit, then getting the book done, the dog needing surgery, stuff at School, house things, coaching, car maintenance, birthdays, and so much more have high jacked my schedule. But the book is done, it is published and people are asking for autographs, which just has me bamfoozled.
My little birds are starting to make a difference and I'm not willing to give up on that dream.
Which brings you up to this week. The CrossFit Open season has kicked off and silly me did the first workout twice. Whoa!! Maybe I'll share that story soon.
For now, I best catch some Zzzz's. It is always fun to catch up on this blog as if I've been meeting with an old friend.
Signing off for now,
A Sleepy and Very Happy Vegmom