Hubby's cousin's son arrived late, last Friday. He's 19 years old and has a 10-week internship at a NYC based company. He asked to stay the night or two and today, almost one week later, here he still is. He's looking for a place to camp out in the city, but you know what? We love that he's here. What an amazing kid and a great role model for my boys. It's not like he's had much time to be with them, but as soon as the kids get home, they keep asking, where is Ari? When is he coming home? Is he going to be here tomorrow, too? Is he going on our trips with us? I appreciate that despite accomplishing at his age what most kids have not, he is so warm, friendly and unassuming. He holds his own. You just don't usually see all of that in just one person, especially not at just 19. Of course, he should do what's best for him, but if he wants to stay, he can totally stay. We hope he stays.
This story is about my family. We make our home in Westchester County, NY. I am a concert pianist, but mostly I am mom. My husband works in IT. We have 2 boys, our pride and joys. Jake (12) loves reading, freaky facts, and table tennis. Belac (10) loves to draw, make videos, and build with Lego. He also has atypical, high-functioning autism, not Asperger's. This blog began on the first day of school in our new hometown of Sunny Patch and our story is forever evolving. If pressed, though, I'd say this blog is about figuring things out and making the best of everything we've got.