Happy 4th Birthday Dylan!

I stayed up waiting for daughter to call after she got back from her birthday shopping trip last night. I had to FORCE my eyes to stay open (I really was exhausted) but, after midnight, I couldn’t do it any longer. She called this morning. She said that she DID call me right after she got back from shopping because she fell asleep at 8:30 p.m., right after she called, and didn’t go until this morning! Heh. Dang roosters and alarm woke me before 6 a.m. Damnit. Happy children woke her up a little bit later.

She told me last night that whatever I got for Dylan, it had to be unbreakable. Whenever he gets something, he has to take it apart to see how it works. Then he “fixes” it. It shows that he has an active and curious mind, but it is kinda hard on computer and electronic components. Daughter also said that he wanted cowboy boots, but he’s not allowed to wear boots to day care. Ever. He’s not a walking advertisement for turning the other cheek. Nope.

I don’t think he’s going to do well in (traditional) school because he’s too curious, too active and a great believer in self defense (you pull my hair, I punch out your lights). I’m thinking that the MeeMaw School will probably be opening soon where, in addition to learning things like letters, numbers, and reading, he’ll also be digging in the dirt, growing veggies, shearing sheep, and learning how to form concrete, weld, repair automobiles, do electrical wiring, build fences, make furniture, train horses…all the sorts of things that the SwampKids learned when they were little, but living in the city sorta precludes some of those educational opportunities.

Now if I can just figure out a way to earn enough money to pay the bills while simultaneously schooling younguns…..

4 Responses so far »

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    kcduffy said,

    Happy Happy Birthday to the young’un!

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    kcduffy said,

    How about giving a collection of radios & clocks & such given with the express purpose of being taken apart by the young man?

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      swampie said,

      Heh. Old computers, vacuums, vehicle engines, etc. What a good idea!

      We went to Sonny’s BBQ in Fernandina (his request),then went to Fort Clinch, played in the waves on the beach, and then hit up Cold Stone Creamery for milkshakes on the way back. I know I was pretty tired but the boys were like Energizer Bunnies.

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        Jen said,

        they did not go to bed until 9:30. I had to make them go to bed they were so wound up!!

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