365 Reasons to Smile – Day 54
One of the best things about being a parent is that dull moments are rare and far between.
My children tend to make them even rarer.
Last weekend while on a Girl Scout camping trip with my daughter, my son still had a strong presence.
One of his friend’s mother is a troop leader, and she was filling me in about Shepherd.
“My son says when he walks in a room everyone yells ‘Shepherd’,” the leader said. “He’s like Norm on Cheers.”
When I got home I repeated the story to my son. His only reaction was “Who is Norm on Cheers?”
After I got over how old I am and showed him some clips on YouTube, he just laughed and shook his head.
“It’s not EXACTLY like that,” he said.
“Why do they do it?” I asked.
“Because, he said, “I’m a character.”
I love the fact that my son has the confidence to be his own person and that his peers enjoy the fact.
That always makes me smile.
Day 54: Being a Unique Individual
Day 53: Children’s Artwork Day 52: Lefties
Day 51: The Neighborhood Deer Day 50: Campfires
Day 49: Childhood Crushes Day 48: The Words “Miss You”
Day 47: Birthday Stories Day 46: Nature’s Hold on Us
Day 45: Play-Doh Day 44: First Day of School Pictures
Day 43: Calvin and Hobbes Day 42: Appreciative Readers
Day 41: : Marilyn Monroe’s Best Quote Day 40: Being Silly
Day 39: Being Happy Exactly Where You Are Day 38: Proud Grandparents
Day 37: Chocolate Chip Cookies Day 36: Challenging Experiences that Make Great Stories
Day 35: You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Day 34: Accepting the Fog Day 33: I See the Moon
Day 32: The Stonehenge Scene from This is Spinal Tap
Day 30: Unlikely Friendships Day 29: Good Samaritans
Day 28: Am I a Man or Am I a Muppet? Day 27: Shadows
Day 26: Bike Riding on Country Roads
Day 24: Hibiscus Day 23: The Ice Cream Truck
Day 22: The Wonderful World of Disney Day 21: Puppy love
Day 20 Personal Theme Songs Day 19: Summer Clouds
Day 18: Bartholomew Cubbin’s Victory Day 17: A Royal Birth Day 16: Creative Kids Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter Day 12: Round Bales of Hay Day 11: Water Fountains for Dogs Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember Day 7: Finding the missing sock Day 6: Children’s books that teach life-long lessons Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment Day 4: Jumping in Puddles Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill Day 2: Old Photographs Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street