Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Shadow

"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see."- Robert Louis Stevenson as quoted by Andrew

Andrew has a little shadow. He follows him from adventure to adventure, moment by moment. His shadow knows that whatever Andrew is doing must be much more fun than anything he can think of on his own, so he tags along and copies Andrew. If Andrew is playing trains, then his shadow plays with trains. If Andrew plays with space ships, then his shadow puts down the trains and joins him. If Andrew uses a fork, then his shadow demands a fork. If Andrew slides down the slide head first, along comes his shadow for the ride.

And now his shadow even dresses like him. The boys have a new dresser and Ryan can reach his own clothes. Andrew got dressed in blue pants and a red shirt. Ryan watched him, went to his drawers, sifted through his pants, and pulled out a blue pair. He walked over to the closet and took down a red shirt. "And-oo, And-oo," he insisted. I think if Andrew jumped off a cliff, Ryan would, too. Luckily Andrew is currently oblivious to his power. Not sure how long that will last however. I hope he is a good example to his little brother.


thehiattfamily said...

Masen and Madylen loved thier trains thank you so much. They were so cute.

CR said...

You need to stop letting Andrew play near cliffs. ;)