I’ve been telling you about Kylie for the past few weeks but what about my darling young man Shane? He did amazing in his exams and as a result got into the school of his choice. He is happy with his results, but I don’t see any eagerness in him to start at this new school. He has been going to the pool with Kylie and much to my surprise had been working with her coach to increase his times and overall stamina. Despite all these things I’ve noticed that my son is quieter than usual.
Every day he talked to Mr. Divine and I saw a joy that took over my son whenever he had one of these conversations. He also seemed to tag along wherever his sister went. I noted that her boyfriend didn’t mind Shane being with them but I still worried about him always being around older kids.
One day when Kylie was out and he seemed to be playing on his iPad I walked by. What I noticed wasn’t a game but rather a website. Slowly I walked up to him. “Shane, what are you doing?”
He put down his iPad and gave me a sad smile.
“Research. I’m looking for schools for kids my age near where Kylie may be going to school.”
His words shocked me but I managed to keep it in. “You found anything good?”
“One or two but it all depends on where Kylie ends up going to university.”
“True, but even if you don’t go to school in the same state you can still visit Kylie often.”
“I guess,” he said with a sigh.
“If you want to go to school near Kylie you can but the school has to be more than just near Kylie. It needs to do the things you are interested in.”
Pouting Shane cuddled against my side. “I’m going to miss her when she is gone mom.”
“Anything is possible so don’t worry. We’ll start looking for proper schools for you so by the end of summer we will have a plan. So let me see these schools you are interested in.