Quirky. Smart. Sensitive. Kind.
Knows all his multiplication facts (an amazing feat around our house....since his mother still has to use her fingers). Loves Star Wars (and has drained many a financial resource for the sake of just one more Luke Skywalker or C3PO action figure). Dreams of being an inventor (holding my breath for the Clean Your House robot....he owes it to his mother to invent that one first).
I'm very proud of him. I really am.
He is driving me bananas.
Because he now has a new hobby. Actually two new hobbies. He delves into both of them with his whole heart and soul. He has perfected them with superb proficiency, and if he could get paid a dollar for every time he uses his new found talents, I would be sitting pretty in a really fantastic house without the need for that Clean the House robot, because I would have a maid. Or maybe 2.
Keaton is now officially a WHINER and a DRAMA KING.
Every thing that comes out of the boy's mouth has an ear piercing whine tagged on to the end, and everything is uber-dramatized. You can hear him cry out from the other end of the house; rush to find out what possibly could be the matter...only to discover that one of his brothers is standing in front of the TV blocking his view of Phineas and Ferb. Or you may hear a loud thud come from another room, think that something or someone has taken a serious tumble.....only to discover that Keaton has thrown himself onto the floor in a Scarlett O'Hara worthy fashion because he can't find his shoes.
Tears are shed over Fruit Rollups. Wails are issued over hijacked blankets. And exasperated sighs are thrown around for low iPod batteries and requests for teeth to be brushed.
Please tell me I'm not alone. Please tell me that I'm not the only one who utters the phrase, "Stop being dramatic!" no less than 54 times a day.
Because if I'm the only one.....I'll cry.
And I would hate to whine and be dramatic.
*Totally off-the-subject, but definitely note-worthy: I WON!! Carpoolqueen had a bloggy giveaway, and I actually won! I never win anything! Ever!! So I did a little happy dance when I found out that I was a winner!! And CPQ is one of most favorite bloggers ever....so it just makes it that much better!!!!!!!