Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Why is it so innate in kids.......

...for some to care about what others think, and others could care less about what others think.

For instance Erin cares quite a bit about what people will think. I asked her to wear this dress a few Sunday's back and she started to cry.... saying -- "But Mom... everyone is going to think I have it on backwards!" Can you guess why?


Dante on the other hand doesn't quite care at all-- and I absolutely love it:) He has had his poor little scooter for 2 years now and he loves riding it any chance he gets. It has gotten quite rusty from being left out in the rain, and one "red rubber" handle bar has now been ripped in half.. and the other one is just hanging on by a thread. He has yet to ask for a new scooter. I just figured he hadn't noticed! Then one day, we had left his scooter over at my mom's house because it was raining and she drove us home- and I forgot to go back and pick it up for him to ride to school. So that morning he walked, and I told him I would try to get his scooter to him in time for school to get out and I would leave it on the rack outside.
When he got home that afternoon on his scooter, I said, "Oh, good- you found your scooter." To which he so humbly and honestly replied....

"Yeah! I almost walked by it- but then I took a closer look and I thought to myself -Its rusty and missing a handle and I was like- OH YEAH! That is MY scooter! So- yep- I found it, thanks for bringing it up for me."

I was laughing pretty hard- and even at that point he didn't ask for a new scooter. It is kind of like the baby blanket that gets torn to shreds but the baby can't live without even when they turn 5- or the teddy bear that has stuffing falling out-- I guess Dante's scooter is kind of like that for him. I don't mind a bit:)

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Erin didn't want to go to church because the bow was in the front, right? Am I right? Am I right? Am I right?

Bertie said...

Whooo-hoooo! Andrea- you hit it on the nose!:) The bow and the buttons in the front! LOL!

Scott said...

I had a blankie that we made last until I was in 8th grade or so... gotta love the comfort objects!

Scott said...

BTW... this is Arren

spenceandcass said...

The story about Dante made me smile. He seams like a pretty good kid. BTW....I think the bow in the front is cute.

Jill Hunt said...

That is so funny. I love how each child from the same family can be SO different.