Spin Class

by Stefani on 24-October-2007

Spin Class

It can be really hard to get a good photo of this kid. My baby.

My photos of him are nearly all blurry, but I guess, in truth, this is a valid representation of him, and of his babyhood. He is a force, a charming, never ceasing, smirking, too big for his britches force.

He uses words like “destiny” and tells me, “watch your tone,” should I have the nerve to raise my voice. He tells jokes (“Why did the chicken cross the road?”) and he tells me that I am “precious.” He puts on elabroate dancing performances. He changes our vocabulary. (That thing on his head? We all now call that a “neighborhood,” because he said so.)

He teaches me that it’s good, sometimes, to throw your head back and spin, to cease with trying to save the moment, and to just be IN the moment.

He is 2, but a very old soul, and very wise teacher.

Diane October 24, 2007 at 7:51 pm

Oooh, watch your tone, miss!

I’ve been mulling over your post about Home a little bit back and how you might not like the suburban sprawl but like it or not you are really in your place and in the place where your husband grew up. How rare that is! It’s so easy to talk about having some idyllic “sense of place” when you are somewhere easy on the eye — like not a strip mall complete with Wal-Marts, etc. — but your ode to YOUR place was really, really great. As usual…

molly October 24, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Too cute. Come to think of it, we haven’t seen a picture of the little one for quite a while. I might just have to put on my neighborhood and go spin on the swings.

Sarah Jackson October 24, 2007 at 8:31 pm

I love it. What a wonderful ode to your littlest man. He is definitely what we call in our house, a “bright spirit on a magnificent journey.” What joy it must be to be on that journey with him.

Marjorie October 24, 2007 at 9:37 pm

So sweet.

Tracy October 25, 2007 at 5:28 am

It’s nice to hear more about his personality!

erin October 25, 2007 at 5:36 am

isn’t it amazing what you can learn from your own kids?

Sarah October 25, 2007 at 5:55 am

LOL, watch your tone. Silly monkey.

Ali October 25, 2007 at 6:09 am

Beautiful shot. He sounds quite a character!

kirsten October 25, 2007 at 6:32 am

wow, he sounds a LOT like my 2yo! it would be hilarious to hear their conversation together.

jade October 25, 2007 at 7:05 am

What a beautiful spirit he has!

heather October 25, 2007 at 12:31 pm

oh my, so much right there.

Heather October 25, 2007 at 3:14 pm

well, there has just been no time for comments lately, but i still love everything about you n your blog uncondtionally. keep goin’ girl.

tania October 25, 2007 at 3:34 pm

i love that he tells you to “watch your tone” Kids, mine included, seriously crack me up with the things they say…often heard first from us perhaps??

kristin October 25, 2007 at 3:52 pm

okay, i am going to call them “neighborhoods” now too.

sweet busy boy.

Leigh-Ann October 25, 2007 at 6:30 pm

i adore him

molly October 26, 2007 at 5:44 pm

i know a three year old who might be right up his alley…

gosh. i love your writing. it brings so much refreshment to my mind and heart these days…
happy weekend.

Heather October 29, 2007 at 6:28 am

He also tells teacher in a stern little voice when Karlee is ‘being nice”. I think they could be kindred spirits… and I’m good with that. He’s adorable and he has a super great mama.

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