I just realized that I hadn't posted in a week; that's not like me at all. It has been insanely busy over here, though, and I had to prioritize the doing over the writing.
A lot has happened since last I wrote. Thursday was the school's year end music performance, with all grades represented. Our boy played a four hand piano piece with his friend to the accompaniment of his class on bells. I was so proud of him I couldn't even with it, but he was as ever his own worst critic. I did get it on video so he could see just how good he was.
Friday was just another Friday, but Saturday was fun. The kiddo went fishing with the one good boyfriend his Mom had had, while Thorn and I had a date day. Much relaxing was done, so yay us. That evening, we took the lad to his first late showing at a theater, getting home just around midnight. A rite of passage, that.
Sunday was mostly about his siblings' joint birthday party. They were turning three and four respectively, so it was a combined Frozen/Monsters Inc theme. We got to meet some of the people who had fostered our guy before us, which was valuable, and he got to reconnect with his sibs. He was despondent that 'they don't even know me anymore'; I am going to do my best to ensure he has more frequent contact with them.
Yesterday I took a break and let my husband take the kid out by himself. I spend the lions share of time with him, so that attachment isn't forming quite as strongly as I'd like. Things seem a little better between them today, which is...
CONTINUATION! He isn't very comfortable speaking in front of groups, so he's been resisting going, but I believe I've incentivized him enough that he'll muddle through. Thorn and I cannot WAIT to see him walk across that stage and leave a difficult part of his life behind him forever.