Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Still All Boy

The lesson for Sunday school was very simple -- G-d made everything, and everything He made was very good.

"That means He made me good, and He wants me to be good!" Timmy practically yelled from his usual standing-on-his-head position.

So, are you going to be? i asked him.

"Be what?"

Be good.

"Yes!  Just watch!"

So, we did.  We watched him sit quietly for snack time.  We watched him take turns on the swing.  We watched him line up when he was supposed to instead of dragging his feet.

Lest you think, though, that his good behavior was turning him into a "sweetie pie,"  he also made sure he was swinging the highest when he jumped off the swing, belched loudly after his snack (although he did ask to be excused while laughing), and we overheard the following conversation between him and Sean as we walked past the cars in the parking lot while heading to the outdoor play area.

Timmy:  Oh, look!  A Camaro!  I want a Camaro when I grow up!

Sean:  Camaro's are good, but I want one of those big trucks like my dad has.  And a sports car, but maybe a Corvette.

Timmy:  Well, I won't need a big truck.  I'll need a cool car like a Camaro.  Or a Mustang.  I'd really like a Mustang.

It's born in them, says the woman whose recognition of vehicles doesn't go beyond car, truck, van, minivan, SUV.

And it shows he's still all boy.


Today is:

Anniversary of Cerro de Pasco -- Peru (founding of the city and its silver mine)

Bargle Day -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy day with no human equivalent)

Bonn Om Touk -- Cambodia (a/k/a The Water Festival, it is Cambodia's largest party, always held for two days around the time of the full moon in November)

Electric Guitar Day -- birth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix

Feast of Ullr and Skadi -- Asatru (Norse and Germanic Pagans; celebrating craftsmen)

Freckle Pride Day -- show your spots, you are beautiful!

Get the Giggles and Give One Away Day -- internet generated, and great if your a preteen girl

Khoiak Ceremonies -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (ceremonies surrounding the stories of the death of Osiris, date approximate)

Lancashire Day -- Lancashire, England (celebrating their first elected representative in Parliament in 1295)

Maaverar Naal -- Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka (Tamil Heroes' Day)

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

Pie in the Face Day -- internet generated, and supposed to be a virtual one, so no mess to clean

Pins and Needles Day -- celebrating the 1937 opening of the pro-labor Pins and Needles Music Revue

St. Virgilius of Salzburg's Day (Patron of Salzburg, Austria; Slovenes)

St. James Intercisus' Day (Patron of lost vocations, torture victims)

Strange Names Day -- in honor of all the celebrity -- and other -- kids with "unique" names; sponsored the last Tuesday in November by Marlar in the Morning at 101QFL in Rockford, IL, US

Anniversaries Today:

William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway, 1582

Birthdays Today:

Jaleel White, 1976
Brooke Langton, 1970
Robin Givens, 1964
Caroline Kennedy, 1957
Rick Rockwell, 1956
Jimi Hendrix, 1942
Eddie Rabbit, 1941
Bruce Lee, 1940
"Buffalo" Bob Smith, 1917
Chick Hearn, 1916
James Agee, 1909
L. Sprague de Camp, 1907
Forrest Shaklee, 1894
Anders Celcius, 1701
Emperor Xiaozong of China, 1127

Today in History:

The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament", 1295
The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703
The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops, 1807
Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland, 1815
NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game", 1870
Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, 1895
In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held, 1924
The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module; it crashes, but still becomes the first man-made object to be on Mars, 1971
The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history, 1999
A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet, 2001
The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada, 2006


Unknown said...

it's crazy huh?
in that sense my girl is all boy, too.
I still barely know a thing about cars.

messymimi said...

Carla, i think they are born with the keys in their hands!

Angelikas Photographic Sketchbook said...

Freckle Pride Day! What a wonderful idea.

Cat said...

Having helped Dad rebuild more than one rig, being "caught" at the substation looking up the newest car purchase by the county, and having a fantasy about driving (if not owning) a Jaguar, I guess I am an honorary boy? ;)


stephen Hayes said...

When our son was 6 months old we placed two little matchbook cars in his hands and years later they were still his favorite toys. To this day cars are his passion. He's even gone back to college to get a degree in automotive engineering.

messymimi said...

Angelika, i think so, too.

Cat, most women love their cars, as Dave Ramsey says, because we think of them as a big purse. There are exceptions, and you should be proud to be one of them.

Stephen, my son talks of nothing but what kind of muscle car he wants someday, so i get it.