Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Smiles as Frat Boy

It is easy to see Smiles (age 7) as alarmingly similar to my male college-age students:

Long dirty blond curls looping to his shoulders as he slouches on the couch wearing a T shirt and Y fronts, absorbed in playing a video game on a device nestled on his lap.


Asking me to remove the puppy from his bed at 9 Am on a holiday Monday morning "because it's a holiday, and I am going back to sleep."

Or, most of all,

At the top of the porch steps, yelling excitedly about his return to the back-yard cookout (from a trip inside to the bathroom) can (of fruity seltzer at this age) in hand "Hey guys!  The Party's Baaaaaaack!"

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