Grant woke up early on Friday because it was the big day......CHESS TOURNAMENT DAY! He was anxious, excited, and nervous! However he said he thought he would at least get second place. Self confidence is a good thing, right? Knowing Grant, he probably just mathematically figured his odds.
He did very well. The principal told me he won one game against an older child in 10 moves within 2 1/2 minutes! It came down to him and a high schooler. Grant must have figured his odds correctly as he came in second place!
I thought it was humorous that one of the 8th graders asked if Grant could stay after school because he wanted to try to beat him. I even heard some of the big kids saying they hoped they didn't have to play him because it's embarrassing to lose to a 2nd grader.
That's my boy! Eric and I both know he is smarter than us; we just don't let him know that!
Jake had his first date today on Valentine's Day. He's always had a crush on this beautiful lady who happens to be a teacher of his. Today, he only wanted to skate with her, only wanted to sit with her while eating his pretzel and candy, and asked her to come over to his house today. Actually, at first, he whispered in my ear of I would do the asking for him. Guess he gets shy and nervous when he's asking someone out. I think they may have done the couples skate too. Huh, wonder what it is about 4 year old boys and married women. I remember Grant asking for his speech therapists phone number when he was four too.
Grant sure did have several little girls following him all around. Whenever they would lose him, they come around to me and ask where he was. Then they would spot him and start after him again. Of course, Grant was oblivious to the fact that he indeed is a ladies man after all.
So to Mr. W., Thank you for taking me out for a lovely grown up dinner. I had almost forgotten what that was in the midst of my peanut butter sandwiches and ramen noodles lunches. Thank you for walking around town with me despite forgetting your coat. You're a darn good date and it's good to know that I still like dating you!