September 14, 2011

Bones... According to Bones

Bones had to supply a character analysis in his Drama class for extra credit.

We're all about extra credit.

This is his submittal. My comments are in italics.

1) Name- Bones

2) Age- 12

3) Gender- Male

4) Overall Appearance- all American boy with blonde hair and blue eyes. Look cute and loves to be around people. (Humble is obviously not in his vocab...)

5) Clothing style- A trendy casual. Who likes to wear jeans and likes to dress up. (I think my husband's take on this was 'casual slob'. I had him put trendy casual. He's into that whole skinny jean thing. He has a teacher who had breast cancer and so the kids wear pink on Fridays for her. He wanted me to buy him pink skinny jeans. I put my foot down...)

6) Home Life- my home life is great. I am very grateful for what my parents have accomplished to be able to afford my house. I always think how great it is to be able to be fed everyday and to have a roof over my head. Sometimes I just think wow my life is great. (I need to work with him on punctuation.)

8) Place in community- I am just an average video game playing kid. And I love to go outside and play and smell the fresh air. My community is very clean and nice and is very organized.

9) Childhood- my childhood was filled with laughter and drama. My childhood was arguably the best years of my life. I was not responsible for anything except having a dang good time. (There is so much to laugh about in this paragraph. Let me state that the drama did not come from me...)

10) Philosophy on Life- I view life as a rollercoaster ride. It has a start and a finish but in the middle is when you have the most fun. (OK, he and I have the same philosophy, except different reasoning. For me, life is like a rollercoaster ride because half the time you've got your hands in the air screaming and laughing and the other half, you're hanging on for dear life, gritting your teeth and praying. Not quite the same...)

11) Hopes for the future- My hopes for the future would be a healthy successful salesman. With a family but also being happy with my life. (Sales? He already put himself there? Hunh.)

12) Fears- I have a fear of being struck by lightning. I always have been. (Fortunately, he is no longer afraid of the rain...)

13) Secret- I have a hole in my heart. One in four people have one. I cannot have energy drinks because of it. I probably don't need one to begin with anyways. (He's right. It's our anti-drug campaign for him too... a beautiful thing.)

Posted by Boudicca at September 14, 2011 09:55 PM

As a salesman, and a damn good one at that, and a manager of salesmen, I'd hire bones in a heartbeat just from your stories.

There's a secret there though... The better the salesman, the more baggage he carries. Bones seems to be a good kid. steer him in another direction.

Posted by: K-Nine at September 14, 2011 10:26 PM

This makes me wonder how I'd have answered those questions at his age. Overall, it sounds like he definitely has his s--t together. Good job, Mom and Dad!

Posted by: George P at September 14, 2011 10:49 PM

He's very self aware for 12; I love his descriptions! :)

Posted by: pam at September 15, 2011 08:06 AM

Am chuckling because he seems to think his 'childhood' is over.

Posted by: Jean at September 15, 2011 12:41 PM

I have a fear of being struck by lightning too, which is one of the reasons I don't live in Florida. Flatter than a cast-iron griddle, and the lightning capital of the US, if not the world. No matter where you are, chances are YOU are the highest point. I'll pass.

Posted by: diamond dave at September 15, 2011 12:54 PM

#11 Wow. Quite an answer from a twelve-year old. We may be looking at a future Trump, Gates, Jobs or Ron Popeil.


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