Medium was 4 years old when I started this blog about our small acreage in rural Kansas. He is now 12 years old.
In Kansas, Medium was shy, and quiet. Except when it came to being at home and dealing with his brothers. But now, here in the Appalachians he has found his voice. And it is one of a clown.
No longer is he my self conscious shy fellow, he is now my outgoing, say anything for a laugh young man. Luckily no reports have come from the school about him being disruptive. He is even on his second girlfriend! The first broke up with him. I really didn't think he was going to be my ladies man. Boy was I wrong.
He is flourishing here. He is happy and outgoing. Even starting to turn in his homework. That was a big problem last year. He started off his school year doing the same, but after a conversation with one of the teachers, things have turned around.
He still finds any excuse he can to get out if doing chores. This has warn thin with the other boys. And when he does get around to doing it, it's rather half assedly. The other boys won't put up with it much longer. I have been patient. I know his brothers will eventually help him see the error of his ways. I find that some things are taken much seriously when it comes from your brother than a parent.
He got an iPod for his birthday. We have had some issues with him playing on it rather than doing ressponsible things. It has been taken away or not charged as punishment. That has gotten better.
I am happy that he is finally out of his shell, however it makes for some noisy nights.