Graydon is growing up so fast it is hard to believe that he is nine. Yet, at the same time, sometimes I forget that he is only nine. He has always had a sense of maturity beyond his years. He is so smart that he just seems to be the other adult in the house.
The school did some testing on him and we were all very blown away by the results. He is quick witted and keeps his teachers on their toes. At parent teacher conferences this year, his teacher reported that she found it refreshing to have a student that could match wits with her in the third grade. He has his whole life planned out for himself, right down to year 42 (I think.) Type A to a tee!
I am pretty sure if god took me home tomorrow, Graydon could not only finish raising himself, but he could raise his brothers too. If Brom starts to cry in the middle of the night or early in the morning, I almost have to race Graydon to his side. He is a caring big brother and extremely protective of them both. If Lyndon gets in trouble he takes the role of defense attorney. He can’t help it, he is loyal. He would rather get into trouble pointing out the little facts of the situation, than to see Lyndon in his eyes, get an unfair shake. He is a leader and a role model without even trying. He has a strong personality. While most people see it, I believe he is unaware. The boys do bicker on some occasions, but there is a reason that Lyndon is waiting at the front door for him every day at about 3:45.
So, is G for Grown up? Not quite yet, but he gets a little closer every day.
At Uncle Andrew's wedding
They were just hanging on the couch and the next thing we knew they were both in the middle of a cat nap
Brom was crying during the vintage train picture taking event and it was driving him crazy. "Mom, are you really gonna let him cry? What will people think when they see him crying in your pictures?"