It's name is Bud for my son Louie. He's a man of few words, and even fewer first thing in the morning or at the end of a school day. In working with him on that - as I tend to be very talkative - I usually give him a quick shout out as he walks by, "Hey Bud!"
Versatility describes Louie. Name something and he can do it - and with ease, often wondering why it's so special to anyone else watching. Here is a sampling of what I mean:
Catch a 'lunker' bass, no problem.
Throw a cast net in the surf and hand feed an egret and a great blue heron, no problem.
Throw a vase, no problem.
Take phenomenal photos, no problem.
Run up a tree, no problem. Run up a tree?! Yes...
...but there are some things a mother should just not see...
On to the pattern -
In the first parent/student assembly marking the beginning of Louie's senior high school year, I scribbled an idea on the back page of my check book. It was the only paper I had in my purse :)