The teacher in me already had to get after him. We went to pick him up, and he was on his cell phone checking something. I said, "Mica you're at work. No cell phone!" He said, "Mom they don't care." I said, "I do. Get off it!"
Otherwise I think volunteering is good for him!
The boy has already read his Summer Reading hours. I'm making him wait to cash in for prizes until Isaak gets there.
I signed the boys up for a few things through the library.
Mica took a 2nd Babysitting Class. He wasn't too excited about joining in because he took it last year. I said, "You may learn something new. A refresher is good for anyone."
He came out of the class thanking me. He said he did learn a lot. I guess the girl that headed it up was a different person than his other class.
- He learned different games to play with different ages of kids.
- They talked about how a lesson is more important than discipline. Example: Instead of taking something away, explain why what a kid did was bad. Then they know not to do it again. That's not to say that they shouldn't be disciplined, but have a lesson first.
- He learned more First Aid. He's not certified with it, but knows how to deal with certain situations.
I kind of thought Mica may not want anything to do with cupcake decorating, but Isaak wanted to take the class when I brought it up. They could choose between just frosting and sprinkles, making a rainbow with an Airhead Strip of Candy, or a Sunflower with the center being a small Oreo.
Isaak picked the Sunflower. He was happy to eat it afterwards.
We have a few more classes underway:
- Didgeridoo for Isaak
- Teen Movie Night (Possibly)
- Chess (Possibly)
- Ukulele Lessons
I say possibly because some we didn't have to sign up for all the classes. It's more like you just show up.
Are you active with your public library?