It has been eight months since my last post. Time passes differently for adults and children. What is eight months for me is a lifetime for my son. M-ito has finished third grade and will begin fourth next week. We have passed through most of a summer. The weather has changed three times with each of the seasons and it is just starting to change again.
I haven’t written on this blog because of the time it has taken to market my novel, write the blog for that website, and keep more balls floating in the air in front of me. But this season of school I don’t want to miss recording. I don’t want my son to miss out on a year when he looks back at this. Really this is a record for him more than me.
What has happened in the last 8 months? Everything.
M-ito is now nine. For his ninth birthday he saved the world with a group of close friends from the infamous Ratzso – once again.
My debut novel Open Wounds has been published.
M-ito has read all the Harry Potter books, seen all the movies, and as of last week experienced most of Universal’s Harry Potter World in Orlando, Florida. He loves them. We just watched The Sorcerer’s Stone … again… last night.
This summer M-ito figured out that baseball camp was the same as school only you learned only about baseball all day. He would like not to do baseball camp next year. He wants to be free.
We have two dogs now – Spike and Gracie, both Havanese. They wake me up at 6am to be taken out. Ugh.
Being a father is still the hardest job I have and the hardest job I know. And I still love every minute of it.