Thursday, April 16, 2009

It is happening

Xander is turning into a small boyish man type creature. See the pose above for evidence...he's got a million of them. More evidence that he is a man in training...

1. He flirts with all ladies between the ages of 1 and 99. If you are female, he will look at you, wait for your eye contact, then immediately turn away smiling. The dance will continue until you are drawn into a one sided conversation/monologue about his handsomeness.

2. He has enormous palms in comparison to his sisters, and unusually wide feet.

3. He has developed a distinct swagger. Now that he's a little more steady on his feet...he struts around like he owns the place.

4. He has a deep need to disassemble everything he comes in contact with. If it can't be disassembled, he will find a way to shove smaller pieces inside of it somehow.

5. He feels that he has an unalienable right to rest his hand and/or head on any boob within a 10 foot radius of his body.

The most troubling recent addition involves his development of his father's slightly crooked full lipped smile. It slays me, and he is much less judicious with the smiling than his more serious father. I do not stand a chance.

Why do kids have to be so loveable in specific and individual ways? I could develop a tolerance for these things if they were all the same. As it stands, each one has their own set of things that is heartbreakingly special about them. It wears me out.

4 comments:

Carmen said...

The boob thing cracks me up. The funny thing is, my little brother (who was born when I was 16) did the exact same thing. It took a long while of me, my sister (who is a year younger than me), and my mom explaining that "no, you shouldn't do that" before he stopped. Makes you wonder if it's actually part of the male genes.

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Erika said...

Comment from B.A.

If you're curious about the wide feet, he certainly could have gotten them from his father's side - talk to his great-grandfather.

I know all about having wide, squarish feet. I couldn't wear Nike's until I was in men's shoe sizes because they always ran too narrow for my feet. I usually had to settle for the less-hip shoes. It might have been damaging...

April 16, 2009 10:00 PM

Suzy Q said...

that boob comment cracks me up. Phoenix is 4 and still OBVIOUSLY snuggles up to my boobs in the middle of Sacrament all the time. Drives me crazy. I don't think they ever actually grow out of that tendancy.