Wednesday, February 11, 2009

About a Boy

Here's a random update on J for those who haven't seen us in a while:

He's doing very well in school. He's in a Montessori preschool program and is learning lots. He particularly impresses us with his reading ability.

He loved going to school at first, but the thrill has worn off. I suspect it may have something to do with the fact that Papa has been coming over more often lately. He'd much rather be with Papa than doing most anything else.

He is into all things superheroes lately. He loves to dress up as Batman, Flash, Superman, and Spiderman. He also loves to recruit the rest of the family to play along with him.

He enjoys writing stories. Generally they're about superheroes.

He'll make me think we're about to have a meaningful conversation by starting out, "Mommy, I have a very important question to ask you." But generally completes the thought with something like, "Did you know that Spiderman. . ?"

He says he's going to live with us until he's 45, he's going to marry his sister, and he never wants to drive. I'd like to record these things and play them back for him when he's 16.

He's very affectionate. Every morning when he gets up, he stumbles into the bathroom and gives me a hug. Every night before bed he wants "Mommy snuggles."

He has great leadership potential. He's very good at planning, organizing, and delegating responsibilities for games or projects. He sometimes spends so much time planning, organizing, and delegating that we never actually play the game - but he enjoys it just the same.

He's very sociable. He can strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime - and usually does - at the store, at school, at a restaurant, at church. He does not get that skill from his mother!

He enjoys drawing elaborate pictures. Again, usually of superheroes, their hideouts, their vehicles, their enemies and the like.

He thinks some of the funniest things in the world are underwear, burping, poop and related topics. Typical boy!

He likes to annoy me by singing the Barak Obama Irish song.

He's one of my 3 favorite people in the world!

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