Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zing

You've heard a few times this month about Child the First (of whom I am enormously proud), but I haven't really had an opportunity to talk about Child the Second. If I were a 12 year old boy, this child would be my twin. Child the First looks a lot like her mama (only prettier) but Child the Second got a clone of my BRAIN. That is to say... he is an odd child... (prides himself on it, in fact)

I got him hooked on Harry Potter... he got ME hooked on Percy Jackson... Our humor tends to dwell in wordplay and absurdity. I'm pretty sure he mastered sarcasm at age 5. He is a little inclined to frustration or sadness, but NEVER the raging, self pity or drama the other half of our household undertakes. He can power-logic through most things, once he detaches a little. Math comes easily and he enjoys being smart.... yes, everything about him says he is my son... erm... (except the skinny thing... that comes from his dad...)

*snort*  Oh, the mellowdrama...
There may be a large number of you who don't get this, but there are days I look at him and am SO THANKFUL not everyone in my house hates me (hubby and I have highs and lows and Child the First, inclined to drama, holds a grudge against ANYONE not giving her her way). He is also my writing cheerleader... I am married to a skeptic, and Child the First, while she is supportive if I MENTION it, I think sees this as some 'way out of poverty' rather than a personal accomplishment.

So tonight he was talking to me... pleasant conversation, but suddenly he said 'Zing!' and points at me. I turned to look and laughed. He explains that he does this to people regularly. I tried to explain mainstream popular ANNOYING culture, versus being himself, but it seems that, like the Justin Bieber hair, this is just something he needs to try for a while. I don't think you are in any danger, unless you start hanging out in his middle school... but it reminds me we ALL have to try on different personas... even is they are annoying and strange, and we are destined to be our parents in the end.

And as it is the ZED in A to Z... this round of it has been AMAZING.  It will take a little while to recoup and get back to normal, but I will... and I have met some truly fabulous people... So THANK YOU, Lee! (and all the others involved) and Thank YIBIS for playing and making it such a great month! (see yesterday if you don't know what that means) 

I will see you all Monday.  Have a great weekend!

22 comments:

Laura said...

Congratulations, you made it! Your son sounds like a really special guy
Lxxx

Crystal Pistol said...

Your child is a handsome lil devil, isn't he? And intelligent to boot? Watch out ladies of the future. Watch out. :)

KatieO said...

Your son sounds wonderful - it's so great to have someone in the house who "gets" what you're doing.

Congrats on a wonderful month full of wonderful blog posts - glad to have met you through A to Z!

Old Kitty said...

Yay for the Zing from Child No. 2!!!! What a STAR!!!!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS for finishing the challenge with such NAKED style too!! Woo-hoo!!

Take care
x

Holly Ruggiero said...

ZING! It was great to hear about Child #2!

RaShelle said...

Zing!!! Isn't it great to have cheerleaders?! He sounds like a fun kid. Adorable. LOL

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Hart, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Mary Aalgaard said...

What a fun son. Enjoy your zany times together!

Wanton Redhead Writing said...

He sounds amazing. Don't let him lose his oddness.

Glad to find ya.

The Words Crafter said...

He sounds like a lot of fun! I can remember trying on new personas, lol. Some were miserable failures. Come to think of it, I believe we incorporate small things all the time that we find in other people.... very interesting post.

Niki said...

Your son sounds gorgeous. I don't believe anyone could hate you!! You're too much fun.

Congrats on finishing the A-Z. You have been amazing as usual. well done XX

J.L. Campbell said...

Amazing how our children can be so similar and different from us and their own person at the same time.

Enjoying my downtime today. The challenge has been exhausting.

LTM said...

oh, that's so funny... and too precious. He sounds like my first (Catherine) with the trying on personas thing. She does that all the time, and like you, I try to direct her towards being herself... sigh.

I love that he's your little ally, though. What a great kid! :o) <3

Andrew Leon said...

I have one of those clones, too. Aren't they great to have around? And I empathize about the highs and lows.

Simon C. Larter said...

I do believe I shall be taking a nap on behalf of all you A-Z challenge participants tomorrow. You deserve it.

:)

Here's to partners in oddness! *raises glass*

Michael Di Gesu said...

It sound like you have a very "normal" family. Conflicts in the home are a part of life. We learn so much about ourselves and the others who share our lives with us.

You are on your way MS. Tart.... NEVER give up on you or them.

Michael

Ella said...

Testing the waters is cool; I like zing! He sounds fun like you~ My oldest is a lot like me, but my youngest has this amazing ability to be on the same wave length. We just get each other! Children are amazing...glad you shared your youngest!

Congrats we crossed the line...where is the cheers and the applause?! lol

N4M3L3SS said...

+1 from blog hop cool blog

Al said...

My youngest is odd and revels in it too!

Al said...

I meant to add - I blame the parents :-)

Cheeseboy said...

He sounds like about the coolest kind of kid. The zing thing just adds to his awesomeness.

Crazy Man said...

Anyone who enjoys Harry Potter and Percy Jackson has to be a Zinger for sure. Zing on!