Nine year old Mordecai was on Color Guard at our Pack Meeting last night. Look how confident he looks! A far cry from his Tiger year when he was six…
Hezekiah happened to be on Color Guard last night too.
This is for you, Carolynn.
Mordecai and three of his fellow Webelos wrote a puppet show, worked on the puppet theater, made their own puppets and performed at last night’s Pack Meeting.
I was very proud of Mordecai, who read his lines loud and clear. I have to say, I was dreading this. His fellow Webelos came to our house twice to work on the puppet show and practice. And Mordecai, who was grumpy because I wouldn’t let him play his brother’s DS, curled up in a ball in a chair and refused to participate. He grumped. And fell over in his chair several times. He refused to participate. He refused to talk to his friends. In short, it was completely humiliating for me. It’s hard to be “that mom” with a child who is angry, ungrateful, and hard to control. But I am. After the second meeting, I was ready to call it quits. Why go through the pain and drama of Scouts at all? And then he pulled it together and surprised me at the Pack Meeting.
And finally, Hezekiah earned his Wolf Rank. It has been very difficult to work on scouting with him. All of my time is consumed with Apollo right now, so I set a deadline for myself, knowing if I didn’t it would never get done. And we managed to finish. And he was so very proud.