Thursday, May 2, 2013
A few days ago, Zhong-Lin was positively ignoring me pretty much every time I spoke. Some of this feels like normal kid behavior, other times, I wonder what is going on in that little head? I usually read and think things through a bit when I'm trying to figure out what gears need shifting, so I wasn't ready to act quite yet. A few days into this behavior, when everyone else went to Sam's swim practice, Zhong-Lin stayed home with me. We worked on homework and read some stories. He played on the Wii (the impetus behind staying home) and we played a few rounds of Go Fish. It was a warm happy night that doesn't happen often enough. And in the days since, he's listened better. I KNOW to invest in each child individually, but getting through the grind of the day sometimes gets me off track.