". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Interesting Kid

A few Evan stories, just so I record them for posterity.

Today as we were driving in the car he asked if we could roll the windows down. I said okay and of course he stuck his head out the window. But did he scream, laugh, or giggle with delight? No. Instead, my 7-year-old announced, "This is really enjoyable. When you go faster, it is even more intense."

When we got home he put his I Spy game on the computer. Did he do so in order to play the game? No. We have been playing our own version of I Spy around the house for several days now. He names the hidden items and I have to spy them. So, if we're not playing the computer game, why does he want it on? For the sound. He puts the game on the beach scene and turns the computer volume way up so as to hear the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. We have been listening to waves for a couple of days now. I am so tired of waves. This from a kid who said he didn't like Grenada and he never wants to go back there again. (I should add that he does like Lake Michigan because there is no salt.)

Then there is the television phobia. He has become seriously afraid of the television. We don't watch much TV. He has a few programs he likes, but he only watches them on DVD or with our cable provider's "on demand" service. If actual broadcast television is on he will not enter the room. He is terrified of the commercials (particularly one that is running right now that features zombies--it matters little to him that they are played for humorous effect) and what they might contain, so much so that he will not even walk by a room in which broadcast television is playing. He has to walk by his grandma's room to get to the garage to fill the dog's bowl with food, and lately I have to go with him to make sure there is nothing scary on Grandma's TV.

Yet he will watch Power Rangers with all its goofy monsters.

I guess even he knows camp when he sees it!


Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. A couple of mine used to be freaked out by Veggie Tales.

-Jane S.

Cheryl said...

Jane, Evan actually didn't like Veggie Tales for a long time. He has now watched a few episodes. But I think in his mind vegetables are not supposed to move. He is also afraid of masks/costumes of all kinds, not just scary ones. He doesn't like the idea of pretending to be/looking like something you're not. So needless to say he has no use for Halloween. And he hates statues that have any sort of lifelike element to them. I think he's afraid they're going to start moving.

Anonymous said...

Stop the sweetness! No, don't.
Vegetables aren't supposed to move, lol.