Will is absolutely not even remotely afraid of anything that could actually hurt him, so his lack of fear gives me nightmares. Meaning, he will do just about anything and I sit back and watch trying not to wet my pants (or more often I run to stop him praying I get there before he breaks his neck). He will climb the tallest slide, and scale the top of a rock wall for kids twice his age (OK, that is only 4... so let's say kids three times his age). When given a Cozy Coupe, he wasn't content to ride in it, he had to climb to the top and perch on it. It was all fun and games until he tried to stand and surf on it like the van scene in Teen Wolf.I would like to think that this is a sign of bravery and strong personality, but really I am not so sure. He is terrified of loud noises and recently had a major meltdown about going on a hay rack ride. The 18 month old next to me bravely held on while Will the Wimp cried and screamed "done". So, I am not sure if I can call him brave or if its really just stupidity on his part. Then again, when he was 6 months old he did a belly flop off the kitchen counter (some would claim that is my fault), so maybe his theory is that if he survives that, he can make it through anything!!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Will Be Careful
Everyone we meet thinks that Will's name is short for William, which its not. In reality, if it were short for anything it would be short for Will Be Careful! I am pretty sure that I call him "Will Be Careful" more than any other nicknames combined (and that is saying something because he's known as anything from Wildebeest to Willamunga to Gump, with a whole lot in between). Most people make fun of me for constantly telling him to be careful, but seriously, the man is nuts. (While rereading this post to make sure it makes sense I had to say "Will Be Careful" four times as he tried to climb onto the entertainment center and when he decided to use his hammer on the glass door. He is currently attempting to climb onto the computer tower to get a leg up onto our fax machine).