Comments: The Many Faces of Bones

My middle brother used to say, "When I was a grownup". He had this whole imaginary Benjamin Button thing going on. And he told stories about the amazing things he had done as an adult, before he got young.

This is also the same brother who created his own words for things. He had quite a vocabulary for his personal language. Unfortunately, since he was the inventor, he pretty much ended up conversing with himself. (Except whenever I would read him a book, he would make me substitute his words for some of the ones he didn't like.)

He was a funny little kid. Now he is all grown up and a soldier.

Posted by PeggyU at October 9, 2009 02:38 AM

The first story brought tears to my eyes, and the second had me lol-ing. What a neat kid!

Posted by Mrs. Who at October 9, 2009 04:56 PM

Peggy- Funny you should say that... but that's how I refer to Bones, he's a funny little kid. Your bro though sounds like a riot. I'm not seeing soldier in Bones' future, however. Just not. Heh.

Mrs. Who- The funniest thing happened at tonight's football game. We were sitting there, Bones walked up and was just being Bones, he walked away and a Mom I know who used to teach at his school and now just volunteers said to me, "OMG. He is SUCH a great kid. I LOVE YOUR SON. I wish I was still teaching JUST so I could teach HIM." My husband and I laughed and we both said something along the lines of 'I'm sure his teacher will let you have him' or "Oh you can have him..."

He is a bright light in our lives, but he is a HIGH maintenance kid. Good Lord...

Posted by Bou at October 9, 2009 09:22 PM