Thursday, August 25, 2011
He really is THAT "Koo"!
Well, two down, one to go. Brady started school on Wednesday. He's a big boy now, in the 8th grade, but he still wanted me to take him to school on the first day. Of course there was no walking him to class, no good bye hug, no acknowledgement that I had sacrificed my morning run to make it possible, and barely any conversation on the drive to the school. But he DID ask me to take him, and that, to me, is huge. A mom feels good when she is needed, especially by the beast that is called the all-knowing, all-independent teenager. Brady really is a good boy though, and feels empathy toward his neglected mother, most of the time. He is sweet and nice and thoughtful, but, of course, he doesn't want any of his friends to know any of this... so I must live with a "cold-shoulder". I can do that.
He came to me a couple of days ago and asked, "Mom, why do I have a dent on my forehead?" Of course I had no idea. Then he said, "Well, I think I know." He said he was in the bathroom shaking his head (read: flipping his hair) and he started walking out of the bathroom while he was still shaking it and he hit his head on the door frame. I'm glad he was at least smart enough to know where the dent might have come from.
Ok, I'm on a roll. He also asked me the other day "You know how celebrities say they have a "good-side?" (he was speaking of the side of their profile that they prefer to have photographed). When I acknowledged that I did indeed know what he was talking about, he said, "Well, if I was a celebrity my right side would be my good side because my hair flips out on that side and looks "koo" ("Koo"is Brady's word for cool). I'm so proud that he thinks about important things like this. But as it is, I kinda like him anyway.