We’ve added a new weapon to our arsenal of methods for waking the boys in the morning. If you remember, previous methods include:
- Badly playing a flamenco song on my guitar
- Turning on every toy in their room
- My wife singing an a cappella version of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power”
Yesterday, I put one of the boys’ walkie-talkies on Wyatt’s pillow next to his head, went in the next room and started randomly hitting the Morse Code button.
The gist of every conversation I have with my son Wyatt.
(photo set via josephgordonlevitts)
I don’t get home from work until 7pm each night, which means I have just an hour or two to spend with the boys.
I used to wish I had more time to work on my projects and to relax. Now, I wish I had more time to spend with my kids.
Yet, I continue to work my ass off so that one day I won’t have to work my ass off. And that day, my boys and I will build the most incredible Hot Wheels track in the history of the universe.
The other day, our son Wyatt did something heroic.
At school, one of his friends started beating up another kid. Apparently, the kid was on the ground and Wyatt’s friend was throwing punches. (For the record, I know the puncher and he’s a good kid, not a bully.)
Wyatt ran up, pulled his friend off the kid and got between them. He told his friend to stop. Once everyone had calmed down, he went and informed the teacher.
We try to teach our boys empathy, sympathy, to do the right thing. But, stepping into a fight to break it up—he landed on that himself. That’s something he’s always had.
He’s weird, opinionated, spazzy and probably the perfect hero for Los Angeles.
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Wyatt making total sense in his own world