jp turned 8 and was finally able to attend cub scouts. he was dressed and ready to go at least 2 hours before the meeting started. he slicked his hair back 2 or 3 times to make sure it was just right. i have never seen a kid so excited to go to an activity. as den leader, i wasn't quite sure how it was going to work. luckily i can shift out of mom mode for most of the time, and he enjoys it so much.
it's times like this that i appreciate so much having a child young enough that stuff like this excites him . there's no battle. no coercing him to do something he doesn't want to do. i know that will come later, but for now i will enjoy it.
his birthday was also commemorated with the removal of the car seat. i could keep him in a car seat forever, but the space and independence is good. soon enough he'll be in the front seat driving. sigh