Twelve Days of Summer with My Twelve-Year-Old: DAY ONE

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  1. kmkat says:

    Oh, that is fabulous! Paco is a wonder. You are justly proud of the lad. (We just had a book sale, too: HC, $1, pb 25¢; CDs, audiobooks $1; DVDs $3. I stack the paperback in piles of 4. Paco and I think alike.) (Oh, and my boys were generally the quiet-ish, shy-ish type, too. But they blossomed later.)

  2. Lil says:

    Color me impressed.

  3. pia says:

    My heart was thumping until Paco double checked.
    I love your Paco stories

  4. “Paco received a message that day from Outside the Nest. When he’s ready to jump, the world will embrace him.”

    Incredible Day One. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

  5. alexandra says:

    My Xavier is this. And I have never been able to put to words just how, but you did for me. Blinking away tears because the only thoughts I can put together is my daily disappointment in myself, in forgetting that my Xavier is this. “I realized I was in the midst of one of those heart-stirring moments of parenting: I was watching my child–he who who never wanted to get dropped off at camp unless he had a friend with him, he who never wanders into his room and closes the door, he who ends every day by asking, as he snuggles under the covers, “What are we all doing tomorrow?”–handle a situation. On his own.”

  6. jenny_o says:

    This is so much like my son was at that age … what a lovely, lovely way to start your series. Looking forward to the next one.

  7. Leigh Ann says:

    I’m all feely now because one of my 7-year-olds is like this. I love catching little glimpses of her taking leaps, and I can’t wait to see her fly.

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