Early March, 2020:
The best thing about his recovery, other than his whole feeling good again is that we have our boy back. It felt like it took foreeeever and it was really unsettling. But he's back to his high-energy chatter of about 50 million things in under ten minutes, 15% of which I have genuine, true interest in/even slightly understand. He's back to his jokes and brilliant one-liners and to celebrate this extremely celebration-worthy fact, I have got a stack of post-its here that need transcribing onto ye olde blog. They range from recent to several months ago and are a tribute to this child whom I love dearly. So let it be blogged, so let it be done.
"I'm friends with spiders as long as they don't catch me by surprise."Ha! Cute.
"I wish I could punch and get a satisfying thunk like Davy Crockett does."
This is so funny and kind of adorable to me. I mean, who doesn't, kid. I love that Sean shows him all the old things. Julian learned how to whistle this past year and has perfected the Andy Griffith Show theme song, a show he enjoys watching. All of the adults in the room are always entertained by him, which is usually how it goes. He told me he tells Reader's Digest jokes to the class and his teacher is the only one who gets them.
"It seems to me that instead of getting angry, I should just try."
-My brain exploded a little bit at this one but in a humorous way. I laughed while it exploded. He was at piano and what.a.freaking.revelation. Love the latent life lessons that I get to witness. Latent meaning I was probably on my 10,000th iteration of this idea and to hear it back was a little much for my brain.
"Whenever I'm called up to the front of the classroom, I have a comedian's entry."
-I believe it. This loner introverted weirdo is a bit of a showman. He loves being the funny one which I deeply understand. I basically tell him this approach to life will take him far and is a quality not to be underestimated. I think he said he tells a little joke, a warm-up for the crowd or something, and possibly does a little jig, maybe a two-handed wave.
"Sometimes I wish God put more effort into things."
"There's no difference between too hard and too easy."
I can't even remember what he meant by it, probably because I was so stuck on this line. I think he was maybe talking about school and how he's not interested if it's one way or the other. Or something. Who knows. Who will ever know.
This last one also made my brain explode a bit. I feel like it's so beautiful and profound, but I'm still trying to figure out what it means. I may always be, like with the others. But i loved it:
"Words are people, you just have to write them."
Fantastic. He likes to write and was in the midst of telling me his thoughts and feelings on words and the personalities he feels they have, which is just right up my alley. 15% might sound like a small amount of things he says that I'm interested in but you do not know the enormous volume of things this kid can rattle off to me at any time during the day. So it's actually quite a lot. And the problem with this is that the 15% is SO GOOD that I have to pay rapt attention to everything else, lest I miss it, and I do not want to miss it. It's a challenge but one I [mostly] enjoy. But back to this quote--seriously? Are you being serious right now? It's just so good. Excuse me, I need to go continue thinking about it some more and perhaps get it embroidered onto something.