Saturday, June 27, 2009

my two little boys

could not be more different....
Tonight we were at an outdoor concert ("Blues, Brews and BBQ").  The kids all got their faces painted and a balloon tied to their wrists (both were free- you can tell by the quality of the "baseball" on Jonas's face).  Jon pointed out to the kids a red balloon flying way up high in the sky.  Jonas was fascinated by it, looked at the red balloon tied to his wrist and said "Mommy- I want my balloon go up too!"  (He has suddenly started to speak in complete sentences!)  I spent the next few minutes explaining to him that his balloon was going to go bye-bye.  He seemed excited about it, so I took the balloon off his wrist and he let it go.  He was totally elated and watched the balloon until he couldn't see it anymore yelling "bye-bye balloon" over and over.  Seth and Maryn still had their balloons but Jonas didn't care that he didn't have one anymore. 

In complete contrast to Jonas's excitement- Seth completely fell apart crying and saying "He should have just given his balloon to me!  Can we go back and get him another red balloon?"  He was totally distraught for the rest of the evening, crying and saying things like "I wish balloons would never pop.  How does the helium get out of the balloon anyway?  Is that balloon going to go all the way up to outer space?  Is it going to get to heaven?"

caution and control-----curiosity and adventure

4 comments:

Carlie said...

i think this is the perfect example of one being your son, and one being more like jon.
full sentences? what a little man!

Lara said...

Sounds totally like Bria (Seth) and Chloe (Jonas). Great picture of him watching his balloon fly away. I always think it's kind of calming watching a balloon slowly disappear. :)

Jonathan G.Thwaits said...

Another point for nature in the whole Nurture vs. Nature debate. I'm always amazed by how different my kids' personalities are from such early ages :)

the Marvelous Mrs. M said...

Sorry that wasn't Jon before, it was actually me. I didn't realize I was signed in to his account.