May 12, 2005

Different Drummers

The other day, I was sitting on the couch with my husband. I looked over at Bones' bedroom door, and he is standing in the threshold, wearing nothing but a tiny pair of sports socks... the kind that cover only your feet and don't even reach your ankle bones.

He's standing in the threshold, arms are flailing, dancing in a circle, little feet pattering around, head bent down watching his feet, and... he looks like the village idiot.

It's like a train wreck. I can't quit watching. He's in his own little world, dancing nekkid, to his own little music.

I nudge my husband. My husband looks over and rolls his eyes. I say to him, "You know, he got this from your family. My family is not so energetic. If your Mom were around, she could tell us. I bet you were like this."

He says, "I know, I know. Sometimes I think he needs to be medicated. My Mom probably thought *I* needed to be medicated. Thankfully, I outgrew it."

And we looked over and there Bones stood, grinning and dancing... hopping and leaping in place.

Sometimes I wonder what is going through that little 5 year old mind. Other times... I don't want to know.

A picture of the boy who marches to the beat of a different drummer in the extended entry...


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Posted by Boudicca at May 12, 2005 11:24 PM

LOL...I can relate! Great pic, btw.

Posted by: michele at May 12, 2005 11:44 PM

Free entertainment!!

Posted by: Sissy at May 12, 2005 11:45 PM

I remember my oldest being like that. I was sure he was going to be locked up in a mental ward by the time he was 16. Now I'm just wondering if he'll make it to 16.

Posted by: Contagion at May 13, 2005 08:03 AM

I have 2 of these...."different drummer" types. You mean it does not get better?

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 13, 2005 08:25 AM

I'm right there with you. It's something about being naked that brings the weird out in them. It's like they're photoreactive and get extra energy from having more light on their skin.

Posted by: Jim at May 13, 2005 02:42 PM

After today, Contagion, he will be lucky to see 6.. and that's next month.

AWTM... no, I do not believe it gets better. But that doesn't mean I'm not hoping. I feel bad for whoever marries him. A friend of mine said, "Eventually you'll get to a point where you'll pray that someone WILL WANT to marry him."

Jim.. LOL! You are so right.

Posted by: Boudicca at May 13, 2005 03:06 PM

Ahh, he's enough old. Let him have his glad. Yep. You do right just letting him be "he" with this stuff. Ain't Bones the lucky kid to have the parents he does.


Posted by: David at May 13, 2005 11:31 PM

Haw fabulous! I can't wait until Brenna does such wonderful, purely joyous antics!

Posted by: Jody Halsted at May 15, 2005 08:32 AM