Ben is a special boy.
He's funny and dramatic and sweet.
I think he's pretty wonderful.
He rarely puts on weight. He's always at the low end for his weight and the mid-high range for height. His last doctor's visit, he was in the 18% for kids his edge in weight. And this is why:
***Notice Noah in the jumperoo staring at him like he's crazy.
He will take a bite of food and run 4 circles around the house. Take another bite and do the same thing. It's really a genius strategy. He burns the calories as he consumes them.
I wrote about shaping musical interests about 18 months ago. Much to my surprise "Across the Universe" is still a favorite in the car. But it's now one of Ben's favorites and he requests it whenever we go anywhere. I always laugh when I hear him sing it.
I love that he sings it with such conviction. Nothing's gonna change his world.
If only...there will be school, jobs, college, bills, girlfriends, broken hearts, a mortage, a family of his own....
For now, I'll keep him under my wing for as long as possible before the challenges of life rock his world.