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 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