Jack has been in the United States for 8 days days now. He has, mostly, gotten over the jet lag…although he tells me he still sometimes wakes up and can’t remember if it is a.m. or p.m. or where he is! He is starting to figure out the routines of our household, just as everything is about to change again when they start back to school again tomorrow!
Jack is, basically, wonderful! We all just adore him! His English is very good, which helps a lot! He is very sweet, and kind, and helpful. He seems very interested in getting to know us. He has spent quite a lot of time just sitting with us – talking, laughing, and sharing stories. At first, he was a bit hesitant about the cats. I don’t think he has been around cats much before. But he is warming up to them quickly!
Since Jack arrived, he’s done a lot of sleeping – trying to catch up with the jet lag! We’ve also done a lot of “busy” work…we’ve gone grocery shopping to try to discover which types of foods he likes and dislikes (Oranges & carrots are yes. Bananas are no!)
We got sports physicals done for school and Jack began attending swim team practices. He’s never done anything like this before and it’s very hard work! He is using muscles he’s never used before and it is exhausting. But he really wants to do this. He has been to practice every day…and we are very proud of his hard work and perseverance!
We’ve also taken Jack to see his new school, he has attended orientation and met the other exchange students, and we’ve gotten all his school uniforms and school supplies together.
Since today is the last official day of summer vacation before the kids start back to school tomorrow, we thought we’d show Jack the beach. The last day of summer calls for a beach day, I think!