The summer was disorienting, because it went by, both really fast and really slow. Slow in the sense that childcare for Nico once summer camp was over was kind of a beat down. And our house is so small… it was tricky with Dave trying to work from the house. And if I worked from home to help out, it just felt like we were all on top of each other.
Nico had a riot with sports though. Swimming really clicked for him over the summer. And he ended up *really* liking baseball. I think we just need to accept the fact that he is going to have to be a two-sport athlete all the time now. It looks like the fall is for soccer and judo, the winter is for either basketball or hockey and judo. The spring is for soccer and judo again (or baseball?). And the summer is for baseball and judo. I guess. I don’t know. I used to think I needed a personal assistant to manage my life. Turns out, I need a personal assistant to keep up with Nico’s sport schedules.
Overall a good summer. They managed to get down to Louisville to see Mike and Gay and Tony and Kathy. They did a little birthday party down there. We decided to wait on Nico’s birthday party in Chicago because there were so many of his friends out of town, traveling and such. So, we are going to have a little birthday party at the lake this weekend. I think he is going to have fun.
*Interestingly* we are in a fantasy football league. I say *interestingly* because, if you know how I feel about the NFL, you would say it’s odd. But the league is run by a guy I went to grad school with. He and his wife and his best friends are really fun people and I really just wanted a chance to hang out with them more. A by-product of this though, is that Nico is all about it. He is really into it. He loves helping me set the roster and thinking and talking about trades. It is really adorable.
So far the transition to 2nd grade has been very easy. Nico has been a jem- he seems to be growing like a weed in front of my eyes. He lost several teeth this summer. And seems to be maturing a bit. Still a sass-mouth, smartypants.