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Time for equal time

I just realized today that most of my recent blog postings have concerned our 4-year-old. So it’s time to give our 7-year-old his due, because he’s been a pretty busy dude, too:

— Cub Scouts is becoming a pretty big deal. He joined because his best friend did, but now he’s really getting into the Scout groove. The den meetings are pretty, well, chaotic, but the kids also learning a lot. Already this year, we’ve reviewed flag etiquette, observed the life habits of bees, and participated in the “Scout Olympics.” Next up: Popcorn sales, the Scouts’ only fundraiser. We’ve got 11 samples in the back of our car right now, if anyone’s interested in ordering.

— He’s moving into “Prime Time,” a program for second and third graders that have shown exceptional talents in specific areas. Seems in this phase of the program, he’ll be working on a research project. Really? Research? In second grade? I don’t think these kids will have the analytical skills or methodology of Thomas Edison or Madame Curie. I’ll be interested to see what they’ll end up researching. The attack sets of grass-type Pokemon, perhaps? But all kidding aside, it proves what we already knew — he’s well above average.

— I think soccer may be the sport for him. We’ve joined the local recreation department’s soccer league, which plays just once a week during the fall, as an intro to gauge interest, and he’s been pretty into it so far. He’s showing a competitive spirit without going over the top. The games, right now, are pure fun, and there’s no score being kept. If he enjoys it, that’ll be time for the next phase. If he wants it, that is.

— And then there’s just the school routine, which fits him well. His homework is almost too easy, but that sometimes leads to him not fully focusing on the task at hand. When he gets his stick-tuitiveness engaged, he’s quite an amazing force.

We’re in a good place. Makes me wish I was 7 again.

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