Alright, so both Abe and Daisy were “tagged” last week, but I am a bit behind. I am supposed to tell five things about them and then tag some other kids out there. I will start with Abe and then do my Daisy soon. So, here’s a little more about my seven year old firstborn:
1-Abe loves animals. He is the perfect son for Mike as he thinks any type of animal or farmy thing at all is great. By age three he found any type of animal documentary extremely fascinating. The other day I read something about that crazy animal the platypus. It mentioned how the only other animal even on the same branch was the echidna. I wasn’t sure what an echidna was, so I asked Abe. He was able to describe it to me perfectly. He spends a good deal of time drawing animals (as well as dinosaurs which he is equally as fond of).
2-He’s a smart little fella. I don’t like to brag about this because no one likes much to hear how someone else’s kid is so smart, but he really is a bright boy. I’m sure plenty of kids his age are just as bright, but it is nice and has been quite a blessing to have those things come so easily for him. He was one of two kids in a special reading group in his class this year, he figures out math problems well and just seems kind-of all around intelligent. Here are a few nice little snippets from his report cards this year.
3-Abe is good. Here I might have to brag, and I think my next two points will be related to his goodness, but it can’t be helped. I see these strong spirits in so many kids these days and so many of my nieces and nephews. I don’t know if it is just these spirits of the last days or what. I also think sometimes firstborns are sent with particularly helpful qualities for leading their younger siblings. Anyway, Abe was just born good, and I don’t know what it is, but I really think everyone has always known Abe as good even since he was a baby. He’s not a flashy good because he’s a little more of a reserved type of kid, but there is just definite goodness about him. He’s just the kind of kid that is sensitive and kind; he missed a trip to visit cousins and grandparents because he didn’t think it would be right to miss the “It’s great to be Eight” fireside for kids getting baptized this year; he reads his scriptures all on his own without me ever having told him to, etc. I really have no doubts about the kind of life he will live. I feel so lucky that Heavenly Father sent him to me and I tell him that often.
4-He’s helpful. I probably take advantage of his helpful nature far too much, but he just always does what I ask so quickly and cheerfully that I am constantly asking him to do favors for me or help me with Penny, etc. He’ll even take charge and make sure he and the girls get things cleaned up or teeth brushed or whatever I assign him. He really is such a great pal to me and I don’t know what I’d do with out that boy!
5-He’s good to his parents. He will go out in the yard and help Mike with projects or be excited about any adventure Mike has planned. He is so perceptive and understanding with me. When I am overly tense and suddenly getting snappy with everyone, instead of saying, “what’s your deal mom,” or just acting more wild, he will say (and I don’t know how he knows that me being mean just means I’m stressed), “I’m sorry you’re having such a hard day, Mom.” He talks to me and Mike a lot. Often it is just about things he worries about, but I like that he likes to have one of us talk with him about his life concerns at night.
Ohh, now my five points are up and I should have told more about fun and silly things about Abe. Darn that boy, he is such a great little son!!! I love him too much.
Oh yes, and I tag Willikers (because you know I am in love with him and I need more pics and info. on that kid), Liz's Quaid ('cause I still don't know much about him), and Marnie, if you are reading this, how about a little post on Tori (she's another one I feel like I need to know better).