The wheels never stop spinning in that kid's head. And, I know, I know, all kid's "say the darndest things" but I don't think all kids, ALWAYS say the darndest things. I keep a list on my phone of funnies, and they are nearly all Brock. And he has been doing this since before Curtis' age. I am not saying he is actually a funny person, because he's not. He's a pretty serious dude. But to the adult ear, his hypothesis', explanations, thoughts, and antics are hilarious. The other day, I heard him out in the hallway, crying and yelling, and getting so very extremely frustrated (oh yeah, did I mention he has no patience, gets easily frustrated which results in a slight anger management problem?) I asked what the problemo was? He exclaimed, "My feet are itching!!" Wow. Well, that's easy. "Then itch them Brock." To which he starts crying/whining/getting angry again and says, "Ugh. I can't! My toenails are in the way!!" You can guess what I did next: laughed. Brock has also gotten so frustrated with his eyelashes, that he has requested they be trimmed. When his lips are chapped, he whines and asks me for lipstick because his "lips are jammed."
Overall, I just hope Brock continues to have this palpable passion for life. His excitement, and love is infectious. His grandmother's have a very difficult time telling him "No" to ANYTHING because he so visibly over-joyed to be given or allowed to do "special things". He does not want to miss an experience. Does not miss a detail. His memory is impeccable. His hearing excellent (do not, for a minute, assume he is not listening. In fact, he will inform you that he "has his ear plugs in" when he is purposefully trying to act like he can't hear you.) His ability to process information is astounding.
Brock is five. I have lived with this little ball of energy, for five years. I have loved every minute, even the frustrating ones. I feel like anyone who meets him can see why I would have three more boys to follow. Everyday is something new, entertaining, amusing, and love-filled. Happy Birthday to my little Shark. And many more.