Marching to His Own Beat

Son #2 has a special place in my heart. He is quirky and creative, funny and loving, intelligent and kind.  He does everything on his own terms, and only when he is ready. I admire his confidence because he just is what he is–it wouldn’t occur to him to be anything else.  I admire his sense of self.

He makes faces or runs away whenever I try to take his picture because he doesn’t want to be the center of attention.  He’s a behind the scenes kind of guy. I admire his humility.

He is the kind of kid that will spend all afternoon completing a 1000 dot Dot-to-Dot puzzle, coloring it, and mounting it on cardboard as a gift for his brother.  I admire his thoughtfulness.

We can always tell where Son #2 has been, because he leaves behind neat rows of toys.  He has a vision to complete in his own orderly kind of way.  While I don’t always understand his reasoning, I admire his tenacity.

So when I ask him to go and play outside, and later see him…playing outside…I couldn’t help but laugh at his literal interpretation of my request.

With a gaggle of other boys playing tag in our yard, Son #2 was content to do his own thing, periodically watching the others from afar. I admire his contentedness.

He marches to his own beat, and we love him for it.

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  1. Nana says

    EACH OF THE BOYS HAS SUCH A UNIQUE PERSONALITY! B-BOP CERTAINLY IS HIS OWN PERSON–I AM SO PROUD OF HIM FOR MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DRUM! RUNS IN THE FAMILY!!

  2. says

    Oh, Son #2! I love it. Especially with the orderly rows of toys. Billy (my younger brother) had a yen for cryptic constructions and formations as a pup as well – you always knew where he had passed :)

  3. says

    What is it about second sons, I wonder? My Big Sis has 2 boys. The first is outgoing and the life of the party. He charges at life full speed. The second is quiet, generous and thoughtful. He has such a huge heart. I love your photos of son #2. His funny faces are endearing and his quiet, pensive photos are touching. What a sweet guy.

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