7.08.2011

This Boy

this boy

It's no wonder he sleeps in. He stays up late. Tucks me in, kisses me goodnight, turns off his dad's audiobook, turns on his own. I wonder if he enjoys that time by himself. I hope so.

Last night he told me a story about super heroes. One hero's super power was normalcy.

"Everyone wants to be normal, but nobody is. Being normal is a super power."

I was half asleep, but I opened my eyes and lifted my head, struck by this profundity.

My little hero blows me away. His super power is a perceptive acumen beyond his years. Yet to me he still looks like a baby when he sleeps. Clever camouflage.

22 comments:

  1. crazy when we go to bed before our young ones. and not so young ones.

    enjoy the weekend Molly.

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  2. Ahh...I think our boys would enjoy each other. It is amazing how super they are.

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  3. Maybe he isn't listening to audiobooks after you all fall asleep. Maybe he's out leaping tall building with a single bound, and saving the world. *That* would have him sleeping in each morning. ;-)

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  4. This was beautiful Molly. It's amazing when our children know things that seem beyond their experience. This makes me think that we are born knowing so much that growing up makes us un-learn...and then our children teach us again.

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  5. It seems that no matter how grown up they get, they still look like our babies when they're asleep!

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  6. clever camo indeed.
    i love your words.
    i think our boys share some similar insights far beyond their years. i often say k is an old soul and i mean that in every sense.

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  7. Lovely post. Insightful child. Sleepy picture. Good stuff!

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  8. profound. xoxo michele

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  9. melt... boys are such a joy in their own specail way. love this molly!

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  10. so sweet and beautiful. the photo is truly breathtaking. You've got a photographic talent, my dear!

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  11. tears in eyes...hugs to you and that super boy.

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  12. awesome. so darn good.
    he's smart like his mama.
    xo.

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  13. Clever camo indeed! My kids are late nighters too. My oldest will read for hours and hours. Funny that she was a very "late" reader, now she is unstoppable. Love those super hero characteristics.

    :)Lisa

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  14. Out of the mouth of babes, or older babes, too. My children love to stay up way past MY bedtime too!

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  15. Just getting caught up on posts. Your son sounds amazing. Great way to think about things. I will find the book for my nieces. Finally, congratulations on your marriage. I know what it is like to have a good marriage and I have seen a bad one. I'm glad your in the good.

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  16. Lovely, your words echo my thoughts about my guy, who turns 13 tommorrow! Can't, shan't, believe it!

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  17. Beautiful photo! so evocative...

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  18. You keep blowing me away with your photos and words.
    Thank you.

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  19. My eye doctor told me I was "normal" this afternoon. The first time I remember being called this. Unfortunately is was because my eye sight continues to decline with age.

    Sounds like you have a wise owl living in a young boy's body. He's precious!

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  20. so few words. Such a powerful statement.
    that boy.

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