365 Reasons to Smile – Day 54
One of the best things about being a parent is that dull moments are rare and far between.
My children tend to make them even rarer.
Last weekend while on a Girl Scout camping trip with my daughter, my son still had a strong presence.
One of his friend’s mother is a troop leader, and she was filling me in about Shepherd.
“My son says when he walks in a room everyone yells ‘Shepherd’,” the leader said. “He’s like Norm on Cheers.”
When I got home I repeated the story to my son. His only reaction was “Who is Norm on Cheers?”
After I got over how old I am and showed him some clips on YouTube, he just laughed and shook his head.
“It’s not EXACTLY like that,” he said.
“Why do they do it?” I asked.
“Because, he said, “I’m a character.”
I love the fact that my son has the confidence to be his own person and that his peers enjoy the fact.
That always makes me smile.
Day 54: Being a Unique Individual
Day 18: Bartholomew Cubbin’s Victory Day 17: A Royal Birth Day 16: Creative Kids Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter Day 12: Round Bales of Hay Day 11: Water Fountains for Dogs Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember Day 7: Finding the missing sock Day 6: Children’s books that teach life-long lessons Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment Day 4: Jumping in Puddles Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill Day 2: Old Photographs Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street
Posted on August 29, 2013, in Family, My life, perspective and tagged 365 reasons to smile, characters, Cheers, children, musings, Norm, parenting, perspective, smiles, sons, television. Bookmark the permalink. 107 Comments.