Sunday, July 04, 2010
Been trying to get Rojo into a body of water for almost fourteen years. This summer he decided to be Water Boy. We've been coming to the same community pool every summer for his whole life, a place with a "big" pool and a "wading" pool (1 1/2 feet deep at its deepest point). He's never wanted anything to do with it. Any. Thing.
But not this year. This year he's all about being king of the wading pool.
He likes having the whole thing to himself as he can kick and sing to his heart's content, but he really prefers it when it fills up with 2-5 year-olds. Without exception he goes up each child and gives his spiel: "Hi, my name is Rojo, what's your name?" The child supplies their name and Rojo instantly creates a nickname. Cooper becomes Coop. Daniel becomes Danny. Elaina becomes Lainie.
"Hi, (insert nickname), how old are you?"
"I am thirteen but I will be fourteen on July 14th, my golden birthday."
We're very excited around here for the golden birthday.
And for our golden boy, who has discovered the freedom of water.
* Have been having all kinds of fits posting on Fully Caffeinated. Am thinking it's time to re-name/relocate the blog. Stay tuned for a new address.
Happy 4th of July, Everyone!