Monday, February 13, 2012

Eli's Burden

I dropped Eli off at my friend's house so she could watch him while I volunteered at Isaac's school.  My friend has a little girl that loves Eli.  He has a lot of little girls in love with him.  I hear stories from moms of little girls saying they drive by the house and their daughters start giggling.

 I remember being a little girl, eight perhaps, and going on "bike rides" around the neighborhood.  You know, ride my bike and if I conveniently rode by Josh Couch's house, well, that couldn't be helped, right?  I see a lot of that in the future--little girls riding by the house hoping to get a glance at Eli.  Right now their moms drive them by and they giggle and clap and exclaim, "Eli's house!"  It's all very innocent.

But, back to my friend watching Eli.  She told me he collapsed on the couch with a big sigh and said, "I'm just so tired of making everyone laugh all the time."  It must be hard to be funny....

This week we have a play date with another friend, also a girl.  He is already thinking of ways to entertain her.  He said, "I know how I'm going to make Carly laugh on Wednesday.  I'm going to slap my head.  That always makes her laugh."


As strange as it sounds, that gets me every time too.  He could probably sit silently on the couch and I'd laugh.  Something about those freckles, that red hair, and his mischievous grin. I just wait to hear the next funny thing pop out of his mouth.

I guess Eli can add me to the list of his admirers, as long as he remembers that I was the first.
You didn't know that Eli was also a magician, did you?  He has figured out a way to turn his head around on his body.  Or maybe he just hasn't figured out how to wear his clothes the right way...


Today I'm guest posting over at Mormon Mommy Blogs.  I think it will be posted later in the day so you can go over and check it out if you so choose.

7 comments:

Kristi, Liezl, Quincy, Ava, and Josh said...

Eli, you have a whole house full of girls who love you to death over here.

Jess and Jason said...

Eli makes me laugh. He is so cool!

Jess and Jen said...

Dude, I've seen him with his pants on backwards. Glad to see he hasn't grown out of that phase yet. -Jess

Mike and Adrianne said...

Jess, he's getting better. Usually he will change them around if I ask but sometimes I just don't care and let him wear them all day that way. Like today...we went in public a few times and each time he had his pants and shirt and shoes on backwards. Oh well, it's cute.

.Chrissy said...

I just read your story on Mormon Mommy blog. I am so sorry for your loss! I want you to know I do not judge you. As I read your story I put myself in your place and I really just feel love for you. I also wish that we would all have more charity towards each other and if we could lose the superiority complex that really comes because of our insecurity complex. I am grateful for the gift of forgiveness and for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. What a great example you are of humility. To share your story with others in the hope that we can feel love and understanding for each other in our lives. I pray too that the women who read your story will feel that love for you that I feel. That they will choose to let their hearts be softened. God bless you.

The Duke said...

Mr. Eli doesn't have to try to make somebody laugh. His facial expressions just set us off. Yes, it is a burden to try to be the life of the party - but it's one that I'm sure will carry him through the rest of his life.
Funny boy!

Lisa said...

What a silly little boy! I read your post on mormon mommy and it was really wonderful.