Friday, February 17, 2006
The Tragic Boy
“I don’t feel like a person when you do that.”
It’s utterly crumpling when a four-year old says that.
I remember the feeling well from my own squirthood. Part of growing up is learning to deal with stuff like that. It's one of the less pleasant aspects of growing up.
I know The Boy well. Lemme tellya, The Boy has a strong sense of independence. It's how he's wired. Couple that with his innate good nature and ferocious intelligence, and he's going to make one heck of a grownup someday.
Cute little bugger, too.
Still, the Kid only gets to complain about being made an object AFTER he learns to put on his own snowboots.
Here's what you get to look forward to. At 8, my son says to me, "dad, can we go out and drive around and listen to Led Zeppelin?" We did.