My Quirky Boys
February 8, 2010

Someone once described Timmy, my oldest, as “quirky”. I think of that as a compliment. I have been told by two different teachers that he “gets the jokes” that the other kids don’t. He just sees life a little differently. Wonder where he gets that from. 🙂 He is sweet and quirky and funny and I love him.

The other two seem to be following in big brother’s footsteps. They each have their little quirks and I want to celebrate one of Kellen’s quirks today.

Kellen likes to dress himself. I know. That is not quirky for a soon-to-be 5 year old. The things he likes to wear are, though. He has certain pants that are known to him as “handsome pants”. He decided which ones fall in that category and he likes to look for those first. And he is ever so proud when someone notices that he put thought into his wardrobe and refers to him as “handsome”.

We went to a whole new level of handsomeness last week, though.

A year and a half ago we were all in my brother-in-law’s wedding. We found it cheaper to buy tuxedoes from ebay for the boys. I found some brand new ones for something like $20 each plus shipping and handling. After the wedding I hung onto them in the hopes that my sister would need them to be worn in HER WEDDING (yes, you heard my right, Sisty. Get married already!). Obviously that hasn’t happened yet and the tuxes are still hanging in the back of the clothset.

Last week, Kellen comes out of his room in this:

That would be a pair of his handsome pants and the tux jacket. No shirt. AND he posed himself just like that when I wanted to take his picture. I had nothing to do with that. Do I have a little GQ boy or what?

Leave a comment and tell me about your child’s quirks, all four of you that read this blog. 🙂

P. S. I was hoping to be able to announce the release of a book I worked on in December (and by “worked on” I mean I designed the cover and layed out the interior), but it has gotten pushed back again. I am working on two others now. Look for those in future posts!