adam came to me the other night and said
mom, homework is books.
and then he smiled and raised his eyebrows like he had let me in on a little-known secret.
he took my hand and we walked in to his room to look at his full bookshelves. he showed me his favorites.
the other morning i was getting ready for the day. adam was standing next to me looking in the mirror. he mumbled something under his breath. as my arm raised mid-tease, i realized he was practicing being a punk. i caught the last part of what he was saying. yeah, das what i fought. holding back laughter i had a little talk with him about saying nice words and making friends.
today at the dr's office we waited and waited and waited. after a while adam whispered in my ear:
when the dr. comes in~ i'm taking him down.