Thursday, July 1, 2010
I think there is a way that Isaac feels invisible. Part of that, I imagine is just part of the experience of being a second child. But I think part of that is also specific to being Andrew's little brother. Not only is Andrew a show stopper in his volume and action, but his parents are a little worried about him and have been focusing on him a lot.
Isaac often uses this to advantage. He's quiet and shy, but adores mischief. He'll sneak off while we are distracted by his older brother and write on the couch, or get to those eggs. Being invisible has its perks.
But Isaac has a pretty flashy feature that grabs people's attention. That swirl of red hair is pretty memorable. Sure, at home, we are sometimes immune to its draw, but when people stop us to talk to us on the street, it's always about Isaac and it's always about his hair.
Yesterday as I was in a store checking out, the woman behind the counter told me she sees me everyday. "Really?" I say. "Where?"
"I see you walking down the street every morning, pushing the stroller." ah. The walk the school. Of course!
"I didn't realize I stood out so much." I told her.
"You don't," she said. "But your baby with red hair sure does!"
I made these granola bars last night. Today I will wrap them in wax paper and take them (and the kids) to the beach! Yum!