As a blogger do you ever feel like you give some of your kids more of the spotlight than others? Not only do I feel that way, but I feel that I often give the kids that are acting up the most blog mention. But not today.
Today, I want to share about William. He is my eight year old boy who finds entertainment in just about anything. Mischievous is a word that comes to mind as I try to describe him to you. I use the word, not in a bad way, but for a lack of a better word, I guess.
Let me explain.
Just the other day he and Andrew were outside playing. One of the neighbors had a small trailer parked in their driveway. William of course, had to go over and look inside it. There was an old bottle sitting inside and he thought it would be fun to take it. He went to a neighbors side yard because they weren't home and he smashed the bottle on the sidewalk next to their trash cans. He immediately cleaned up the glass and cut himself in the process. As he was walking back to our house after his bottle smashing fun fest, I was outside looking for him. Since he can't keep a straight face to save his life, I knew something was up. Poor guy can't keep from telling me the truth either. :)
"William, what's up? Where were you?"
He was very concerned that he was going to be in big trouble so he confessed right away by first telling me how he already cleaned up the bottle.
I checked the cut on his finger which was fine and I gave him a little lecture about staying out of the neighbors yards. But honestly, I wasn't to upset. I am more amused by what makes him tick and how he finds the silliest things to amuse him. See, he thought that smashing this bottle was like the coolest thing he has ever done. That rebel!
I hope he still thinks smashing old bottles is the cool thing to do when he is a teenager. If so, I will gladly supply him and his friends all of my old mayonnaise jars so they can spend the afternoon smashing them on the side of our house. :)