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Words With Ethan

Ethan likes to “help” me play Words With Friends, and tonight he asked if we could play instead of reading a story. He snuggled up to me as I opened the app, and about four games in, I realized he had stopped making suggestions, so I waved my hand in front of his face.

No reaction.

He started first grade a few days ago, so it’s no wonder he’s exhausted. Gone are the summer days of staying up a little and sleeping in a lot. The first two mornings were not so hard. He was excited for school, especially knowing he was assigned to the same teacher he had last year. We are all excited for that!

This morning, however, I was met with a whine and a grunt.

“I’m not going to school today. I’m too tired!”

Clearly that didn’t fly with me.

So off to school we eventually went, with Henry and Miranda flanking him in the car. We were fifteen minutes early and as we approached the valet line, he exclaimed, “Ooh! I have time to play on the yard before the first bell!”

“Aren’t you too tired?” I joked.

“Huh? What do you mean?” he replied, grabbing his backpack and heading out the door. “Gotta go! Bye, Mom!”

He was clearly kept busy all day, as evidenced now by his face mashed up against me, eyes closed, steadily dreaming.

I’m afraid to extricate myself, but my body no longer is willing to stay in its current position.

Wish me luck.


  1. Leslie says:

    NOW you tell me that I’ve been losing my Words games to your six year old!

  2. Grandma says:

    So glad to hear of Ethan’s first grade experiences, and that he has Mrs. Dominguez for his teacher. I hope he has a great year. Do you think the Number Monsters book was appropriate?

    • Abi says:

      Maybe a little bit over his head right now, but totally appropriate. I have to get him in the right mood and then I think he’ll completely dig it.