Steven - age 11
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|Wed, 04-09-2003 - 11:29pm|
We're still trying to figure out if the IQ is related to the Tourette's Syndrome or not. Steven can get frustrated if things don't come easily to him, such as athletics. But I think he does understand that he is who he was created to be, and he has a good self-image. (I'm thankful for this, because I grew up in an emotionally abusive home, and I truly want my kids to be happy with who they are.)
Steven has had a crush with M, since the second day of kindergarten, although he has begun to notice other girls. M is in his class again this year, and I think she likes Steven a lot, but only as friends. This is fine - there's time. Some moms have told me that they wish their girls could end up with someone like Steven. He's a genuinely neat kid. The hormones that are now starting to show up sporadically scare me, but we will get through it.
As sweet and kind as Steven is, when you get him around little brother, the gloves come off! I can't even compare them - they are polar opposites. But in that, they are very good for each other - it's a good relationship. They bring out the absolute best and worst in each other, but I'm SO glad that my boys have a brother!