I delight in my offspring. Jeremy is a bundle of passions, opinions, sardonic observations and wild exaggerations. I hesitate to rein him in but sometimes he has to be reminded that accuracy wins more brownie points in interactions with others than global statements. The current hair colour is blue and the sides of his head received the bare blade of the clippers treatment on Monday. I love hanging out with him, he said recently that his friends remark on our positive relationship. Every day joys make life easier.
The term is now into week 8, time has flown for us. But I noticed last week that J was pouncing on me the minute that I walked through the door. Jeremy has always wanted to unload at the end of the day but this behaviour was different. Now Jeremy is very sure that schooling from home is the right course for him. He is certainly very settled and academically all is going well. But it seemed that he missed the interactions that go with going to school, even though so many of those interactions were stressful. So on went thinking caps because if J was struggling with isolation during the first term then we had to do something concrete to address that. Jeremy does have a number of regular social catch ups, so we talked about how important it was to ensure that he could get to those, Taco Tuesday, Friday night bbq’s by the Yarra, We have a plan!
Then, as sometimes happens, a colleague rescued a little black cat and couldn’t keep it. She was smitten by this little cat and talked about how pretty the cat was and how sweet natured. It has been 12 years since I dipped my toe into cat ownership, and that last time was disastrous. Yet, Jeremy has longed for another cat. So I made a quick call to him and then made the decision that we should take this little one in. She is now known as Salem and her green eyes are as amazing as Jeremy’s grey ones. They are having so much fun, Salem loves cuddles and pats and curling up next to Jeremy. She has become more settled and adventurous every day, walking along the back of the couch, peering onto plates to see if there are any treats for cats, and she talks and talks and talks.
Right now, Salem is settled on Jeremy’s knee, they have had a talk about cats on the internet (a subject that Salem showed little interest in), Salem has tried to convince us that chocolate ice cream is a cat treat (she has been told otherwise) my baby is revelling in love and a little rescued cat knows she is the newest princess in our palace.