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Saturday, August 18, 2012

GBE2 Challenge: Two Perspectives

This is the life of our older son. Always on the move. Always wanting to see the world. Always wanting to figure out life. Always wanting to be busy. It is a desire which drives us each and every day.

As parents, our primary goal to survival is to keep this child occupied.


Ever wondered how your inside vacuum performs outside? I don't any more.

At some point, this became a favorite driveway summer toy.


We browse our favorite stores often.


We get really dirty throwing rocks into the Erie Canal.


See this lovely thing that we visit at the pet store?


It's amazing how long we can sit and watch it spin.

Then there are the carousels. So many carousels!

We watch them when they are closed...


...and when they are running.


We ride...


...and we ride...


...and we ride.

He doesn't have much language, but for the most part, I'm pretty certain our efforts are appreciated. He's a happy and grateful child.


Today, a journal came home from his school.



Low verbal and non-conversational, he has only just begun to show his educators all of the thoughts and opinions that we've always known were trapped inside his mind. Here is what he thinks of his daily outings:




Well. I guess that's all there is to say about that.


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This entry was written in response to a prompt issued by the Group Blogging Experience 2 (GBE2). "Write a story from two perspectives."

20 comments:

  1. Well, that's a dual perspective that kicks right to the gut doesn't it? I agree with your first statement - and that he appreciates all the outings, choices and activities. Who knows, maybe the word "nothing" has a totally different meaning to him? :)

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    1. I think he might have been joking, although I don't truly know. When I showed him the journal and asked, "What the heck is this about?" he really laughed. :) He cracks me up!

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  2. Wonderful take on this weeks prompt while at the same time staying true to your blog and highlighting how different your perspective is from your sons. Well done. Lovely pictures and equally engaging story. Just loved it. You are such a great mom!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I could have gone several ways with this prompt, but this thing just fell into my lap. LOLOL!

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  3. I thought this was funny--even pretty typical. How many kids with the world sprawled at their feet tell their parents that they are bored? Lots. Lol!

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  4. I expected to read a really good article. Instead I read an article that was Great!. Loved reading it.

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    1. Thanks, Sondra! That journal entry cracked me up. Kids...they rarely let you get ahead in the game. lol.

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  5. Laughing really hard, not at you, but with you. T has his own very unique sense of humor and luckily you are beginning to learn all about it. They seem to have inherited Mamamommy's sense of humor, me thinks.

    Love the pics and love that he does nothing at home. Technically, his adventures were NOT at home! You don't have quite enough vacs for his total entertainment. LOL

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    1. Clever. I guess you are right. He really DOES do nothing at home. However, he doesn't spend enough time here in the house to make his day BAD! What a stinker!

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  6. Bwahahahaha! At the daycare, I'll have parents come in on Mondays and say to their kids, "Tell Beth what you did this weekend!"

    Pretty frequently, the children shrug and say, "Nothing."

    Then parents talk about County Fairs, museum visits, zoo trips, family reunions, movies in the park, or visiting grandparents. Often, there's been two solid days of activities, pretty much all geared to make their kids happy and after all the time and effort and cash doled out, the kids shrug and tell me they didn't do anything.

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    1. Hahaha! I'll see it and raise you one: I think he even liked the fact that he knew better. He knows we are busting our rear end for him. I just know it.

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  7. Kids are silly.. They all shrug and say they've done nothing. Its a secret code they all seem to know about. LOL. Thanks for bringing your world out of the cave, Amy. Love the photos!

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    1. So true. Love seeing a typical side to him!!

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  8. I think he's having his teachers on. Kids are very good at doing that! Perhaps he gets bored with questions like that?

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    1. I think so, too! Maybe he wasn't given a choice that fit his feelings, so he just picked one. Or, maybe he picked one that was funny to him. I don't know. However, I do think it was an attempt at humor in the end.

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  9. I believe there was once a book entitled "Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing." Your post is hilarious and beautifully illustrated.

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  10. Had to laugh because I so often heard my own kids say this when asked what they'd done--maybe all summer.

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  11. what a gift, to be so interested and joyful about things:)

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  12. Kids. All the world needs to teach us humility.

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