9/21/2007

Alive & Adrenalized


I absolutely love this picture of Boston. This is why... He is showing so much emotion. Doesn't he look free? Doesn't he look uninhibited? You can see in his face that he is having a blast. Honestly, I think I would love this picture even if he was screaming out of anger. One thing I have always wished is that I would show more emotion. In front of my family is one thing, but in public is another. When I am super angry at someone I don't do or say anything to them. If I'm having a blast I don't yell out. It has always bothered me. I feel just a little bit caged,(maybe i've just been listening to too much Smashing Pumpkins) but it is my own doing. So when I saw Boston hootin' & hollerin' like this (in public) , it made me very happy. I am glad he can freely express himself. He definately gets this from his dad. Chris has been known to shout for joy down the entire length of a mountain while skiing.
I see fearlessness in Boston. He can make a new friend in an instant. He has joined every activity I'll allow, and is begging for more. He practically dances down the halls in school. He loves it so much. When I was in Jr. high I hid in every corner I could find. I really admire Bos for this. He is also setting a fabulous example for Mas and Sid. They want to be involved because they see how much He loves it. I think I am going to try to be more like Boston from now on.

15 comments:

Darilyn said...

This is interesting. I see that side of you. Maybe not all the time but at a concert? YOU are hollering louder than anyone and seem completely uninhibited. I can appreciate your thoughts here. I think I've become less carefree as I've got older. Maybe that's what comes with age. I don't know. I do enjoy my moments of craziness though.

Bridget said...

what a great lesson learned. yes, kids do seem to naturally be less inhibited. i suppose it takes more concerted effort when you get older.

megan said...

so cute! I mean so handsome. I have that problem too, showing no emotion. It was a problem in sign language and is a problem now while playing the violin. I always got a "B" on my signing projects because I didn't show enough emotion. Also I think since I have become pregnant I have become less emotional (less crying and getting upset). Lucky Reuben.

jaust.me said...

I have actually made a concerted effort to be less inhibited. I find that people who don't know me very well think that I am very serious, yeah right! I've found that I can actually be honest about alot of things and no one will get mad at me. I think this finally sunk in when I went back to college and was forced to take classes that I didn't care about. In those classes, I felt much more free to express opinions and soon found that this made them more interesting anyway. I still sink back into that passive face (this summer school, my teacher suggested I was one of the "quiet ones" lol I was really focusing on trying not to monopolize conversations.)
Btw, Meg, that's weird, pregnancy always made me more emotional.

Jodi said...

What a cool picture...you captured the moment perfectly.
I enjoy being around people that are real...true to themselves. This is something I admire in those around me and strive to be like.
I love all the little things we can learn from our children. Becoming a parent, I had no idea I would learn as much, if not more, from my kiddos as they learn from me. What a blessing!

ducklips said...

I love all of the pictures you put up. That is a perfect one of the Bostonian.

He is an amazing kid. You've done an fantastic job raising him.

I think most of us in our family have that same issue. More than half anyway. I think that is partly why our family is so close. We open up when we are together, but it takes a while to uninhibit ourselves around others. Then it seems like when we do, people aren't really prepared for what they get, not in a bad way, just maybe surprised.

megan said...

i know monique i am a freak of nature

Mahina said...

I am with you merilee! i have always wished that i was comfortable showing more emotion. i am a pretty reserved person and it is one of the things i dislike the most about myself. i care too much about what people might think of me if i showed too much emotion, so i go the complete opposite way and show very little. i get it from my dad, the quiet hawaiian.

when i was a little girl i was painfully shy. so whenever i see my kids speaking up and not being afraid to do things, i jump for joy on the inside, while being shocked at the same time. i don't want them to struggle like i have! for some reason, i don't think lala will have that problem!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

What a great picture - I love it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Any friend of Bridget's is a friend of mine! Thanks for your kind words...come back anytime!

Emily said...

I need your email and darilyn's, too, and any of your friends that want to see my blog (not that they must). Ah, the joy of teens!

Darilyn said...

Hey, I can't get onto Emily's blog anymore! Send her my email so she can add me.

Tomallama said...

Mer, I have the same problem. While going through this whole "trying to find a new career" deal, what I realized is that I was really trying to discover something that I am passionate enough about and care enough about to give up more than half of my waking life doing it. I came to the sad realization that the job of "stay at home dad" doesn't make much money, but my family is the only think that I am passionate about. I think of everything else as just a hobby or a passing fancy that I could do without. However, that is why I am stuck at the same crappy job, for which I have zero passion. When my boys get to be in their early teens, that is the advice I will give them. "I don't care what you do with your life, just find something that you love and do it better than anyone else. If you pursue your passions, you won't have to worry about paying the bills." I've done the exact opposite. (BTW, I am at work right now... 9:00 on a Sat night. Suck!)

jaust.me said...

Mer, Where are you? It's not like you to not post for 6 days!

megan said...

seriously! what the heck? do I need to call you for the sole purpose of telling you to write a new blog

Darilyn said...

You need to post about the tamales you made. Which we ate for dinner tonight and there wasn't a crumb left! Even Heidi ate them. I couldn't believe it. You have got to show me how to make them. They were sooooo good.