Posted Date: May 17, 2010author:LDCategories:Mostly a pictureWeekend bonus shotWeekend bonus shot (Monday edition), 05.17.10 With babies, Berkeley, CA. A coupla more (in the same vein) after the jump. Post navigation Previous PostPrevious postFood for thoughtNext PostNext postIn the eye of the beholder In a similar vein: Posted Date: September 17, 2007September 17, 2007In the old orchard Posted Date: October 3, 2011October 23, 2011Weekend bonus shot, 10.02.11 Posted Date: September 23, 2009My boy 6 thoughts on “Weekend bonus shot (Monday edition), 05.17.10” What gentle sweetness that boy has. I love how pleased and happy he looks in the last photo. Log in to Reply He is a very pleased, very happy boy. What’s wonderful is that his spectrum is wide: he is gentle and sweet, and also emits crazy sounds and runs at the couch and dives headlong into the cushins. All people have such a spectrum (leastwise I think so), and I’m just so glad that so far we’ve been able to provide him — or carve out for him — enough space for us to see it. Log in to Reply Dude (I can call you that, no?), I took Julian to see Free to Be You and Me at the Ashby Stage on Mother’s Day and during “William Wants a Doll” I started crying. Sob! That poor little boy! Sob! Now? You show me these sweet pictures? My eyes fill not for your little man, who can have all the dolls he wants, but for that fictional William of the 70s. And for my own little man who will go off to the big school next year, still not caring about Star Wars, Bakugan, or organized sports of any kind. May he not suffer. Log in to Reply Call me “Dude” any day of the week, sister. And man am I sorry we missed seeing that! We saw it last year on Baba’s Day at the Castro, but I’d prefer to see it annually. Last year our lil’ peanut was, well, really a lot younger. This year he would connect to that song in a whole new deeper way. And I share your sentiment: may your own boy hold on tight to his whole self. From our daughter’s Kindergarten class, I’m happy to report a whole range of boys and girls coexist with — so far — a goodly amount of mutual respect. But what our kids do, internally, to get by and not be a target for ridicule, well. Unless we sew mini-cams into their little t-shirts, we may never know. Sigh. Log in to Reply I was just going to comment on the loveliness of the pictures, but then you had to go say, “Iâ€™m just so glad that so far weâ€™ve been able to provide him â€” or carve out for him â€” enough space for us to see it” and see? Now I’m all humbled by the perfect beauty of your words, just like I am all the time. I think I’m sending that to everyone I’ll ever know who ever has a child. Log in to Reply 🙂 Love, love, and more love. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.