Who Is This Boy?

Micah must have missed that everyone with Downs is so loving gene. The boy is just too busy to take the time to dole out hugs and kisses. And if you think you'll sneak in some snuggle time, he's onto you in about 3.8 seconds and he turns it into a wrestle-fest. The boy loves to wrestle. He doesn't need an invitation.

When he sees grandparents, he'll be all excited, his face will light up, he'll raise a hand in greeting, and then he'll rethink what he's doing and his head will drop while he shuffles past them hurriedly. One just can't take the chance that a grandma or pappy will *gasp* kiss him. Yeh, the horrors. And what's worse is a hug. What if they never put him down? What if they carry him off and take him home with them? What if he never sees mommy again?!

Seriously, that's how it goes down.

And yet, just this weekend at church, he ran up to grandma and gave her a big bear hug. She loved it, and I stood there pretending not to be amazed. He came to his senses before too long and wiggled away so that he could run off and be embarrassed in peace.

Tonight at Wal-Mart he saw a girl from church. He ran up and gave her a hug.

Who the heck is this boy? And will I have to start watching him around girls now? Because there's a little girl in his class who just plain loves everyone and doles out kisses like candy. I may have to watch her and Micah a little closer in the future.

9 comments:

Flea said...

Oh my. You may be in for a very fun ride. :)

Viv said...

Ah, where do our babies go? :(

Michelle said...

Gotta love it when they show a formerly hidden side of their personalities, no? He is a cutie and now apparently a lover, too!

Karen said...

Oh the horror....."what if they never put him down?" I think you just gave some insight to into a couple of my kids. :)

SunflowerMom said...

Hee hee! I honestly thought you'd say he saw G'ma, smiled acted like he was running in for a hug then did a full back sweep on her! lol

maybe that's just my kid.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Watch out, Momma! Full, wet kisses on the lips are surely only a week or two away!

JennyH said...

Max is the lovey dovey type. He's the one who is passing out hugs and kisses after school.

Maybe Micah is deciding it's not all that bad!

CC said...

My kiddos with Downs seem to run the spectrum. Some are super loving. Others don't seem to acknowledge almost anyone is there. Sometimes I wish I'd get a high five at least....

Leanne said...

I'd watch all the girls around him. I've seen pictures, he's very cute. ;)