December 09, 2005

Pa rum pa pum pum

drummerboy

I figured that holiday music was going to be the Friday meme this week, so here I offer you our drummer boy. If you notice, he is not merely playing the drums, he is studying the music carefully and practicing to get the rhythms exactly right. Boy in Black is the kind of kid who gets everything exactly right.

I remember the day that Boy in Black, who was a scrawny little kid at the time, decided to learn how to ride a bike. We didn’t have training wheels or anything like that, but we did have a small bike we’d picked up at a garage sale. Without help from anyone, Boy in Black took the bike out on my parents’ driveway and practiced going up and down, over and over again, his face red with exertion and his t-shirt soaked with sweat. By the end of the afternoon, he knew how to ride a bike.

Boy in Black is the most focused person I have ever met. When he begins a homework project, an essay for AP English or a lab for AP Physics, he begins at the beginning and does not stop until he is finished. And he is persistent, if nothing else. You will notice that he is still wearing the concert wristband that he got on September 24th. I think that might be his proudest accomplishment to date.

13 comments:

Running2Ks said...

He looks so dedicated. He's so grown up!

RussianViolets said...

I need to summon this dedication for my dissertation. Seriously, I'm envious.

Ianqui said...

It makes me really happy to see that Boy in Black is in fact wearing black in this photo.

Jesse said...

I have always wished I could focus in on things that intensely on a regular basis.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

I have to second ianqui's comment about the wearing of black.

And, of course, the concert armband is awesome. :-)

mindspin said...

I think you have wonderful children :->.

ccw said...

He sounds like a wonderful kid. I could use some of his dedication.

How has he managed to keep the bracelet all this time? It does not look frayed, ripped, etc.

peripateticpolarbear said...

Hey does he bottle that focus? I could use some.

nancy said...

Yes, you should absolutely be most proud.

Songbird said...

jo(e),keep the faith. I'm sure that will be the topic next week!

jo(e) said...

Songbird: I had to post really early because I knew I would be away from my computer all day. So I took a guess. Perhaps I'm just ahead of the game.

the reverend mommy said...

And I third the comment about being in black.
And some focus would be nice if you could bottle it. I really need it....

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

I've had to revise my image of your house now that I see that it has so much light in it. For some reason I always assume that places that are crowded and boisterous are dark.

The light in the house also makes the game of monster seem more of an achievement.