You know how every now and again you set about making your world famous chili , lasagna or spag-bol, but no matter how many times you make it and regardless of whether you used exactly the same ingredients as last time, it always comes out just a little bit different every single time? What is that all about? I know I did it the same last time! Didn’t I?
I have three boy’s same mum same me so why is it despite all you learn about life and family it is still a source of gob smacking amazement just how different 3 boys with the same parents and upbringing can be from each other? Can’t be all that different can they? Oh yes they can!
Apart from differences in age the boys are as different as my three best mince and tin tomato based dishes.
L.. is 13; he is a very serious guy but a real talker. Older in his attitudes than
a Tory initiative he asks serious questions like the one from the
last posting. He works really hard, he has a paper round at weekends helps in a shop once a week, and sweeps a car park twice a week. He gave the newsagent
his number and covers any absence on week day rounds getting up very early to
do it. And he’s a bit of an entrepreneur. He washes your car for a fee and
recently decided there was money in dog walking so advertised his services on
the local Gumtree (to be fair an idea he nicked from a cousin, but still!),Very
enterprising and very lucrative too! He loves people, plays soccer for an u14’s
team (he’s a lefty so nearly always plays). He cycles miles at a time, and thinks
nothing of cycling 8-10 miles. Regularly doing just that to visit a cousin who
has never done the same. He is,to coin a phrase 'as fit as a butchers
dog'. He’s the fulcrum of teenage events. Everyone knows him and it seems likes
him. He's "one of the guys". He is good at school. Not Einstein but consistent and at a good level in
most subjects and in one or two very good indeed. Despite all this though he
does lack just a little in self confidence at times. For the sake of the world and Richard Branson maybe
not such a bad thing.
|I wonder if I can sell them?|
|Drawn age 8|
me so much about so many things, I can remember at the age of 3 he could identify and name 50+ dinosaurs from a book originally bought for his older brother and pronounce them correctly as well. He sends me messages about his latest finds and emails his drawings of spiders and is now, he informs me with significant conviction, writing the definitive book on insects living in his neighbourhood! I have no idea where he gets it from. He is a gentle boy full of love and never afraid to show i. He takes enormous care over everything biting the end of his tongue as he works away on his latest passion but is very content in his own company. He loves cooking with me and is remarkably adventurous with his food. Genuinely keen to try everything even wanting to try deep fried grasshoppers last summer. I drew the line at that as he couldn't catch enough for everyone to have some, Thank goodness.
|See those tree's Dad?|
I can climb them. I can!
OK so let’s admit this, C....s' lust for life is a problem to some. It has gotten him on the wrong side of school teachers, and academically he is by the standard measures at least, “behind”. They tell me he suffers from A.D.H.D. I tell them he doesn't suffer at all. He loves life and some of us could learn a lot from him if we just took time to accommodate instead of try to change him. I get told off for that a lot. So I say fine he Approaches Days with Healthy Disrespect! I'm not trying to diminish this I just love how he embraces freedom and life and wish I was more like him. Come to think of it I wish EVERYONE was just a bit more like him!
My three best "dishes" feed my soul, my mind, my dreams, my hopes, my life and I never feel empty when they're around, I would like that to be more often and as I improve so do the chances. Here's hoping!
Gotta Love ‘em!
Gotta Love ‘em!