June 06, 2005

Happy Birthday Bones

Six. Bones turned six today.

I’ve been thinking today about what I would post. The surprise of realizing the rabbit died… yet again? The scary birth? The six years following?

Of all of my children, you probably know him the best. He’s the extrovert, the one that has been home the most with me since I started blogging, so the stories tend to somehow include him or involve him in some way.

He’s my crazy man. As I said in a post long ago, my eldest would conceptualize aircraft, my middle one would design it and see it to fruition, and my youngest would fly it. He has no fear, he is a whirlwind of energy, he is the one who acts and then… never thinks.

I wonder what will become of him. He has the capability of being the most successful of my children, but also the biggest failure. It will all depend on his attitude and where he chooses it to take him.

Most of the time, I am at a loss when dealing with him. His personality and mine are like night and day. There are times that the sight of him in the morning is enough for me to dread the rest of the day, he takes that much energy from me. Then again there are times, when I reflect upon my day, that I laugh to myself and it is all the stuff he did that day, his antics, his sayings, his view on life.

With Bones, there is rarely any middle ground.

I remember when he was three; he had floppy blond hair that hung straight. With his impish smile, he was truly a sweet cherub. I took him to the barber shop for a trim and he was insistent he wanted it short, buzzed short, on the sides. It’s hair. It grows back. And… this was not a battle I was going to pick. So I said sure. He looked like a boy suddenly with his new big boy haircut, not my sweet pre-schooler. We got home and my husband said to me, “He cannot wear his hair like that. He doesn’t look cute. He, of all our children, MUST look cute.” And what he was saying was, that this child gave us so much grief, it was a necessity that he was cute, not only to us, but to the general public. It was the only thing saving him.

He is a sweet boy. He has a good heart. He is a busy guy.

And to lastly describe how it is in our home currently, a month ago, we were on the soccer field and Bones was doing who in the hell knows what. I looked at my husband exasperated and he said, ‘Babe, he marches to the beat of his own drummer.’ I replied testily, “I don’t hear it!” Now when Bones does something that is so far out of 'my' ordinary, something that makes me want to scream, I’ll look at my husband and say curtly, “I DON'T HEAR IT!!!!” Nothing else need be said.

Happy Birthday to Bones.

Pictures of Bones, Click to Enlarge:

Age 3

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Age 6

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Posted by Boudicca at June 6, 2005 11:04 PM

Happy Birthday sweet boy! You are a sweetie!!

Posted by: Tammi at June 6, 2005 11:27 PM

Happy birthday little man!

Posted by: caltechgirl at June 6, 2005 11:31 PM

I think I have this same band in my head. It is an oompah loompah bands. Austrian perhaps. He is adorable. I am glad he loves to entertain!

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 6, 2005 11:56 PM

Happy Birthday, Little Dude!

*I'd share a beer with ya, but I might get in trouble.* :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 7, 2005 12:59 AM

The sixth day of the sixth month is a good date for birthdays. This is my fourty-eighth. The celebrations are a lot quieter now than they were at six. Nice to know next generation is bringing up the ranks with style. *grin*

Happy Birthday !

Posted by: cin at June 7, 2005 01:24 AM

Happy Birthday Bones and keep your mom Hopping! You are one cute dude.

Posted by: vw bug at June 7, 2005 06:45 AM

I hear that song, too:

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo
I've got another puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa doompadah dee
If you are wise you'll listen to me.

Posted by: Ogre at June 7, 2005 07:33 AM

Happy Birthday, Bones! Can't wait to meet ya. ;-)

Posted by: Jim at June 7, 2005 08:06 AM

Happy Birthday Bones! Bou, he is one cute little man, big-boy hair cut and all.

Posted by: Oddybobo at June 7, 2005 08:37 AM

Heh. His song is probably something by Lawrence Welk and full of subliminal messages about Metamucil :-)

Happy Birthday to him!

Posted by: Harvey at June 7, 2005 08:48 AM

Happy Birthday Bones, remember to be gentle on your mom or when your older she will bring out the stories right in front of your girlfriends!

Posted by: Machelle at June 7, 2005 08:53 AM

Bones is 6 on the 6 day of the 6 month.
Be patient mom this could be year the year from.. but remember all things seek balance. He's a loveable, sweet, questive, and funny little guy. He's exploring his world, to his own his music, dance, dance dance! And I hope he never sits one out. (o:
Again, Happy Birthday Bones

Posted by: Bou's mom at June 7, 2005 09:42 AM

Happy Birthday, Bones! Keep listening to YOUR drumbeat and have your "glad"!

Posted by: David at June 7, 2005 10:49 AM

Happy birthday Bones!!

I think my Elderspawn has his own band in his head too...
I'm not sure who it is, but I think there's a mosh pit involved...

Posted by: Graumagus at June 7, 2005 11:30 AM

Happy Birthday Bones! (a day late)

Hope you had a great birthday and gave your mom lots more to blog about. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at June 7, 2005 11:38 AM

Happy Birthday Bones!

Bou, I love the way you describe your children. Such smart little men.

Posted by: Jody Halsted at June 7, 2005 02:06 PM

Boudicca, just found your blog through TTLB, and I have to say that I'm impressed. You have a talent for description and expression, and I really enjoyed reading through about your little men. If you don't mind, I'm blogrolling you and looking forward to more stories about the boys. (I wish I could describe my children with the insight, clarity and honesty you describe yours--what a gift!)

Posted by: Julie at June 7, 2005 04:22 PM

Happy Birthday, Bones!

What a handsome little man! :)

Posted by: pam at June 7, 2005 04:23 PM

Happy birthday you adorable lil thing you!!!!!!

Posted by: Anathematized1 at June 7, 2005 07:14 PM

Thank you all for all his birthday wishes! Bones is nothing but blog fodder. Sheesh!

And thank you Jody and Julie!

Posted by: Bou at June 7, 2005 10:22 PM

Damn, I'm late. Happy Birthday little man :-)

Yeah..if Bones and Tara weren't so cute, people would hate them!

Posted by: Sally at June 8, 2005 05:22 AM

I'm so sorry I missed it! (Stupid vacation keeps me from being updated!) But Happy Belated Bones! I hope it was a great one! Give your mama hell :-)

Posted by: Sissy at June 9, 2005 02:13 PM