We are now the parents of a seven year old. Wow, when did that happen? Are we even old enough for that?
At seven, Avery is such a good kid. His favorite subjects in school are science, computer lab, and recess. He loves playing Legos, exploring the woods behind our house, riding his bike (he’s moved onto a bigger model with gears), and “saving” worms/building little boats for them. I always find bark and other little treasures in his pockets. Avery loves nature, mac ‘n cheese, and his little brothers. He’s discovered video games (ugh), and would play Minecraft or Sticky Ninja all day if I let him. His favorite book is The Indian in the Cupboard, and he now frequently speaks in broken English and asks to be called Little Bear. Imaginative child that he is, he even once fashioned a loincloth for himself and pretended to hunt with a bow and arrow. Avery is also very logical, and right now he is the king of delayed gratification. I really hope this sticks. He will work to earn things he wants, and he will take a bribe. I always think it’s fun to speculate about the future careers of my children based on their personality traits and current interests. Right now, I’d say Avery may become a scientist, engineer, environmental preservationist, or politician!
Avery’s seventh birthday party was a royal affair. He’s been very into knights lately, so the theme was an easy choice, plus, he loved the fact that he could be king! We didn’t get a dragon to show up, but The Reptile Man came with all of his cute, cuddly friends. I can’t say enough about this guy – he was awesome, and had a calm, mellow demeanor perfect for a party with fifteen first grade boys.