This bit though made me stop and say "wow, yeah, exactly."
It's awful, awful, awful and then something incredible happens. And then awful, awful, awful, awful, awful...and something incredible happens.
Well, I don't know what it is like in a normal family with normal kids, but that is what it is like with Noah most of the time.
Yesterday Noah's camp had their end of the year camp show. I wasn't able to go but Rich was there. Noah was awesome. In fact, after it was over Rich called me to tell me about it and he was all choked up about it. It was really sweet.
One of the songs his group did was Michael Jackson's Beat It. Noah had a "dance" solo towards the end. Here is a little clip of it. He's in all black with the gold vest. Please note the large white glove he is wearing. ;)
The video is about 23 seconds. It makes me smile and laugh. This is the incredible.
And then the awful, awful, awful...today at karate I saw him taking money out of my purse. I told him to put it back. He grabbed it anyway and went running out of the karate studio. In front of everyone in the middle of my class.
That is what he is doing now. If he doesn't like what we are telling him to do, or if he is being reprimanded or directed to do something he doesn't want to do, he takes off.
I refuse to run after him. It would be like trying to catch a puppy. I won't catch him and it will just be more fun for him.
So instead I feel absolutely ineffective because at the moment there is not a thing I can do until he comes back.
Awful, awful, awful...
And then we came home and he helped me pick up and vacuum, and it was a little bit of the incredible again.