Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Players

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Allow me to introduce you to my kids. Names have been changed to protect the inno....well, um...they've just been changed, ok?

First born Diana is so named for the goddess of the hunt. She is nearly 15 and already has had 2 successful deer hunts. Her proudest moment was bagging a beauty of an 8 point buck, in the first hour of the first day of her first hunting season and having 8 huge, strapping lifelong hunters bow at her feet when she showed them. She is also a self described trumpet playing band geek whose second proudest moment was marching in Giant Stadium. She has an analytical mind that will tear to shreds anyone who dares challenge her logic with an inferior brand of their own. When she was 4 I made the mistake of asking which part of 'No' she did not understand. She looked at me and said, "The nnnnn." Guns and a withering logic....oh yeah, I am praying for her future husband already!

Calypso is 12. She was born on the island of Trinidad and will proudly tell you that as a dual citizen she could grow up to be President of the USA or PM of Trinidad and Tobago. Music drives her and her tastes range from Beethoven to Elvis to the Doors to current pop. She has played violin, piano, clarinet and oboe. Her proudest moment was singing an acapella version of 'Ain't No Sunshine' that made a previously politely attendant audience erupt in wild applause. When she was 4 she aspired to be a pediatrician and a bellydancer when she grew up........Anybody else hear the old 'Enjoli' commercial?....."I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan and never ever let you forget you're a maaaaaan........."

Isaac is 10. The name means laughter. This kid makes me laugh every single day. He's funny and he knows it, but it is not over the top funny. He has a dry delivery that is beyond his years.
He loves to draw, write, climb and jump. If I can't find him, I usually go outside and look up. Curtains, trees, walls, cliffs, buildings..it doesn't matter, if he can climb it and then jump off he is happy. The higher the better. He has also offered the observation that the dirtier he comes back from playing, the more fun he has had. I certainly can't argue with that. He hates public acknowledgement so his proudest moment is any time he can get the family to snarf their beverages through their noses or spit food across the table at dinner because of some joke he has cracked.

10 comments:

James Goodman said...

Looks like a great family you have there. :)

lime said...

aww thanks, goody:)

bsoholic said...

Yup, looks like a great family. However after several minutes of staring at the picture I could not for the life of me figure out what it is that they are doing? Some sort of ritual or something? LOL ;)

Ariella said...

It's a real shame that they don't feel free to have fun and enjoy themselves. I always hate to see kids who lack self expression and humor in their daily lives, what a dreary way to exist.
:-P
*The AF, the second of two daughters with a younger brothers, thinks this looks alot like the Easter ritual re enactment of "The slaying of the annoying younger brother." Perhaps this is the east coast version.

barefoot_mistress said...

They are worshipping their mother, of course! And they got all dressed up to do it, too!!! What wonderful kids!

snavy said...

LOL! I love the picture! The look on your face is perfect!!! Very cool family!!!

The Village Idiot said...

Lime...you have the herding cats look on your face...cute kidlets!

lime said...

LMAO@ you all!!! i love the interpretations of the picture! Ariella's AF nailed it onthe head....theEaster enactemnt of "the slying of the kid brother." grandma sends easter clothes every year so we take one nice picture of everyone behavingso we can send it to her. then we blow the rest of the roll of film on silly pictures like this one. You should see some of the other pictures! LOL I did liek bare's spin.....dressed up to worship mother....i like that alot
thanks all!

barefoot_mistress said...

Does anyone wonder what you are all doing in those spring clothes while there is clearly snow on the ground? Man, it looks too cold for those outfits!

lime said...

lol, bare. we grow 'em tough here in the northeast (grunt grunt, muscles flexing). yes ther was snow but it was a sorta warmish day and it was melting. one day below freezing, next day 50s