I know that Moms aren't supposed to have favorites, and I don't...but...
This kid (knock on wood) has never given us trouble.
I admit, he is sensitive to a fault.
Sometimes way too sensitive.
But it works for us.
All we have to say is "Man, Shayne, that is disappointing, you really know better."
And instantly he will burst into tears.
THE SHAME! Oh, the heart-wrenching shame of disappointing my parents!
Gets him every time.
The other kids...not so much.
He is content to do pretty much anything.
And quite often will offer foot massages free of charge.
I am not making this up.
He is a really good kid.
When he sets his mind to something, he really is dedicated, and sticks with it until he is really, really good at it.
He thinks he is going to be going to college on a jump rope scholarship.
Haven't had the heart to shatter that dream yet.
Maybe by then they will have something for him? If trampoline is an Olympic event, then who knows? Jump rope could be the next big thing! Yes?
We discovered that Shayne and his severe under bite are going to need head gear.
Either that, or he will need to have his jaw broken, and re-set sometime in the future.
The poor kid.
He is already the jump rope nerd.
And now...he gets to sport this:
He is so good-natured, he didn't say much when I showed him what was in store for his face for the next 6-12 months.
He was just quiet, and shrugged, and sat down to dinner.
Which was pizza.
We have already threatened the other kids to NEVER TEASE HIM!!
But I am doubtful.
And secretly I am worried about that metal getting tangled up in his jump rope.
Maybe we can "cool" it up for him, like hang weapons from it, or an iPod?