Boy Time…With A Girl!

mommy & son

Not only do girls need special dates but boys do, too.  Even if they act like they might be too cool for it, they still need time with their mama!  We decided to go to Yogilicious.  I love Yogilicious yogurt because they have avocado tart!  So yum! 

yummy yogurt

We grabbed our yogurt and headed over to an awesome outside sitting area with comfy chairs.  I wanted to just hang out, shoot the breeze, you know.  Joshua’s been having a difficult time lately, and I thought chatting might give me some insight as to why.  Maybe it is because he is of the male gender, but his short one word answers weren’t helping me at all.  I decided to shift gears and just talk about the things he’s interested in.  Then he became quite the chatter bug!  He did let on that “life is easier in Africa.”  Ahh, of course, he’s still adjusting to being in the states.  It’s a big change for our kids who are used to living outside of what I call home.  I know it is difficult for them, but I also know that as parents, we must set an example to them and continue to follow God wherever He may lead us.  We did come to the conclusion that he is one lucky 8 year old, already having traveled to 8 different countries.  How many kids can say that!?

love his smile!

We stayed talking until he said he was ready to do our next activity.  We grabbed some books from our summer reading programsThe River (it’s a higher reading level than he’s at but he really wanted it and I didn’t want to discourage him), Quanah Parker (he’s in Jeremy’s family line so we were excited to find this one!), Search For The King (he is sort of a lego lover!), and Abraham Lincoln (he is intrigued with history right now). 

drinking a frappe

We did a few other fun things, grabbed a frappuccino to share with the $5 we found on the ground (it was a sugar rush kind of day), and just had fun being together.  Joshua is a very sensitive, homebody kind of guy, so if you think of him, say a little prayer for him as he’s balancing this transition!  Thanks!

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