Friday, January 13, 2012

Five on Friday - Fun with Names

Remember when you were a child and you would write your name and make up something for each letter? It could be something funny, a word to describe you, a place you wanted to go, or pretty much anything you and your friends decided it would be.

I've spent a lot of time in the past month reflecting on myself and this week I'm going to reflect on my son. His name has 5 letters, so it's prefect for this weeks Five on Friday post.

Demanding. Not in a bad way, but demanding of my time. It seems like everything he does demands my time or attention. At times I feel like saying "do it yourself, I'm trying to read this magazine" and then I remember he's just a child. I'm his mom and one day I will wish a little voice was saying "Mom, can you help me with this?"

Young. He can carry on a adult conversation better than some adults I know. He knows things that I don't. He is almost as tall as me and can wear my shoes. But he is also only 8 years old.

Laughter. Ever since he was a baby and I heard his first giggle he can make me smile. His laugh that is infectious. He also knows how to make me laugh. He will make a funny face or strike a pose and before I know it I am laughing so hard my sides hurt.

Animal Expert. Yes, technically that's two words, but it's true. This kid knows more about animals than I ever thought was humanly possible. At age 3 he knew the difference between a squirrel and a chipmunk - heck I don't even know the difference! He thrives on memorizing animal facts.

Nerd. I mean this in the nicest way. He would rather read a book than play outside. He got excited on the first day of school when he got a planner and a real textbook. Tuesday is his favorite day of the week because that's when he has Science Club. He loves math and he thrives on getting good grades. Totally not me when I was a kid!

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