I am the father of a three year old boy, my only son, my pride and joy, MY BOY. He is great, he's my little buddy, I call him my "Boo Boo." I'm not sure were that came from, was never into Yogi Bear but there is the possibility. He is great he is just a ball full of energy. He bounces of the walls, he loves getting dirty but not crazy about bugs. I'm working on it. He loves to wrestle, rough house, play with his cars, he loves to head butt, and loves football. I swear he travels at lightening speed, and he moves with such stealth. I turn around for a second and poof he is gone.
I went to the bike shop the other day to get a new bike helmet, so we get in the store I said " Boo Boo, stay right with me and don't touch anything." He nods his head, I turn my head to look at a helmet with .25 seconds elapsed, and all I hear is crash bang boom. I turn around, and were is Boo Boo on the other side of the store staring horrified at a mannequin laying on the floor in four pieces. He looked up at me waiting to be yelled at but I didn't have time to yell at him, I had to put this thing back together before management came over. Couldn't figure it out quick enough though. The manager comes over I have an arm between my legs, a torso under one arm and trying to set up the things legs with my the other arm while the head was staring at us. I looked at Boo Boo like really, Bud. Come on.
The whole way home I was thinking about what happened and how fast he can get away. The more I thought about I started analyzing his running form. He's got the classic high knees that come close to hitting his chest and a high elbow swing with his triceps never falling past parallel with the ground. The high elbows is one thing but he has a way of making it look like he is about to take off. I guess he needs the high elbows so they don't bang into his high knees. I don't want him to bang his knees all up. I wondered how he can be so stealthy with that kind of form. So my predicament is this do I try and straighten this out or just let it go.
After much deliberation I decided to let him just go with what feels natural to him. I didn't want to explain everything he needs to correct and him to look at me like I have two heads. Also I don't want him to become even faster and even more stealthy because that would make it harder for me to detect his spastic movements. At least now I can catch him out of the corner of my eye with arms flapping in the wind and knees a blazing. He is fun and I just have to snicker when I see him running. I know if they have to do a stair climb in preschool all the other kids will be going down. He'll figure it someday. We've got time.
HE WILL GROW INTO HIS FORM RIGHT!?
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