He is happy and he's a joy to be around. Unless he naps at the wrong time. Then, not as much.
He has the most beautiful smile; a wide one that twinkles his eyes. And an adorable giggle.
Looking at our beach pictures though, I realized I was looking at two children: my little boy and my son as a young man. This picture struck me with the slightly sinking feeling that if I just stretched it at the top so as to make him taller, I'd have a very close approximation of a 16-year old Shark Boy.
The girls are going to go wild. I need to practice my gimlet eye. He's mine girlies, until he says "I do". And then, we'll see.
Fine Print: There will be a no return policy.
Shark Boy is a serious child as a general rule. He is focused. He becomes captivated with something and studies that thing with single-minded application. He is frustrated when he can't do something well. He's competitive.
He looks so like his father, with wide set eyes and a strong brow. The resemblance is striking despite his being fair-haired with eyes the color of the sky. They are like dark and light versions of each other.