Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Oh, Bug, How I Love Thee

One of the nicest things about being home for such a long while this summer was getting to spend time with my amazing littlest brother Bug. He's 4 and a half years old now, stubborn as hell, smart as a whip, unbearably cute, and a complete and total riot. These are the things he loves:

1. Mom
2. Dad
3. Numbers
4. Kipper, Nemo, Sprout (TV shows, for those without toddlers)
5. Swimming
6. Exploring
7. Cars
8. Trains
9. Bread. Also, Other People's Food
10. The Rest of His Family

This is one of my favorite recent pictures of the Bug, as it encapsulates something totally awesome about his character.
Here he is, sitting up in a little tree-housey-climbing thing that Superdad built for him. He's about 6 feet off the ground, completely oblivious to the world, reading Car and Driver Magazine.

You know what he'd do if I were right there calling him? He wouldn't even look up, he'd just ignore me. And if I persisted? He still wouldn't look up, but he might holler out, "Just a minute!" That's his very diplomatic way of saying "Buzz off, lady, can't you see I'm busy?" "Just a minute" might be the most common phrase to come out of his mouth. Make no mistake, world, this is a kid with a very busy schedule. He doesn't talk much, but he is ALWAYS doing something.

Like here, for example. We're snuggling. Actually, let me correct that statement. I am snuggling. Bug is multi-tasking. While he lies resting in the warm embrace of his loving sister, he is simultaneously watching his favorite TV show (Kipper), eyeballing Superdad's lunch-making process in hopes of snagging a bite, and arguing with our mother about whether right now is the appropriate time to have his fingernails clipped. Mom seemed to believe it was, but Bug disagreed. "Just a minute, Mama," he said.

I love my Bug.


Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

SO CUTE! and so typical of little boys his age. while my son is 4 1/2 yrs old (5 on 12/31), it's the SAME THING i hear a lot of the time.

however, i am pretty sure my son will be nowhere near as cerebral as any member of the Amazing Cheastypants Family. ;)

Cheasty said...

well, bug's adopted you know, so while he is turning out to be quite a math whiz (he understands the basic premise of mathematical equations already!), we're actually a little disappointed. we were hoping he'd turn out to be the one super athlete in the AmazingPants family, and support us all on his millions of dollars from the NBA or NFL!

Michelle said...

"that's a toad, not a frog..."

and if you know what that means you have watch WAY to much Kipper this summer (as have I);o)

Judy said...

Bug is SUPER cute!

Anonymous said...

I love that he reads Car & Driver magazine. That is just hilarious!

Welcome back!!!!