Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Breaking News, Via Text Message

Baroy: They just had to pick partners in golf. N grabbed a kid and told him they were partners.

Me: Get OUT of here!

Baroy: The kid's name is C.

Me: How old is he?

Baroy: About the same age. N just got 10 points, as did C, then walked over to C, slapped his hand and said, "Way to go, Dude!"

Me: That is not my son! Where did my son go?

Baroy: C and N just won the little contest. Coach is impressed by the way he hits out of the sand.

Me: Whoever this pod N is, make sure you bring him home, not the old one.

Baroy: He's also volunteering to do things.

Baroy again: I could probably leave and he wouldn't even notice.

You know, there's progress, and then there's not even fathomable behavior. Not running behind Baroy or the coach's legs when another child asked to team up with him would have been progress. Going up to one of the bigger kids, one of the 13 or 14 year old kids and asking to be their partner would have been big progress. But this? Taking the initative with a PEER? Seriously? I don't get it. Where does this stuff COME from? And how can I make sure it sticks around?

I always thought golf would be good for him, but I never thought it would do THIS. I am literally sitting here with tears in my eyes as each text message comes in.

That kid. That incredible kid. He really CAN do anything.

5 comments:

kristenspina said...

Of course he can! Silly you, ;-)

Leila said...

Go N!

How exciting!

PnP said...

YAY N!

Meg said...

Great news. So happy to hear N is doing so well. As always, enjoying all your posts.

po said...

That is AWESOME!!