Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blogfest Follow-up...

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In accordance with Blogfest yesterday I asked my son Nicholas what his answers would be. I laughed at some but also marveled at his intuitiveness and insight of a youngster of eleven years. He continues to amaze me, but then again I am partial. This video was taken at his band concert last week. He is the second from the left.

So without further ado, my boy's answers....

1.What is your favorite word?  "They are all important when trying to get your point across"
2.What is your least favorite word? "any words said in anger"
3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? "watching people play sports"
4.What turns you off? "commercials that show abused animals" (I couldn't agree more!)
5.What is your favorite curse word? "is 'hate' a curse word? but I can only say it when I'm talking about Duke"
6.What sound or noise do you love?   "people cheering for me"

7.What sound or noise do you hate? "being hollered at"  (which let me tell you, we've NEVER been able to even raise our voice at this child because he interprets ALL of it as yelling, but we hardly ever even have to :)
8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? "an architect and an athlete"
9.What profession would you not like to do?  "a sanitation worker"
10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Well, I wouldn't want him to say, 'you've come to the wrong place!'...as he pointed down :)

In closing, I'm still not feeling great from this crud and I've picked up an eye infection; UGH!! He is also recovering from a cold as well, but he made me lunch yesterday and brought it to me on a tray. It was the most precious event ever. I was presented a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chicken noodle soup, grapes and a cookie. I should have taken a picture because it was so sweet however that would have taken away from the moment.

He was so proud!  as was I!

28 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Fighting that cold myself.Nice to have someone to help when you don't feel well. I enjoyed the video, it took me back through a few concerts.I have a program Saturday so need to get back in the real world.

CountryDreaming said...

Hope you'll feel better soon. If this were the start of your cold/eye infection, I'd suggest a combination of echinacea, two teaspons of organic apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water up to 3 times daily, hot compresses of green tea bags followed by medicated eye wipes for the eyelid, and prayer. That truly helped me last time I got hit with infection. At this point, echinacea likely won't help since you already have the cold, but you may want to try the other remedies for some relief. Glad you have a loving son to help!

Mildred said...

What a blessing your son is. I enjoyed the concert video. Hope you all get to feeling better very soon.

texwisgirl said...

Oh this was great! What a bright, caring son you have! But of course you know that already... :)

LDH said...

What a joy stopping by and reading the answers from your sweet boy! You have a sweet place here and I have enjoyed stopping by :)

Kindly, Lorraine

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI There, We are home after a few days with friends in North Carolina. I surely do love your state.

Hope you are feeling better, Trac. Your son is so smart ---smart beyond his years. Love his answers.

Tell him that your friend from Tennessee used to play the clarinet. I even made All-State Band MANY years ago.

Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Talli Roland said...

'People cheering for me'! A sweet sound indeed. :)

Penny said...

Wonderful post.

Your sign is wise beyond his age.

Hugs,
Penny

Tiggeriffic said...

I think it's so awesome when children get out of their comfort zone and think of others. Enjoyed listening to the concert. When my children played instruments I would record when they were practicing.. Then play it back to them in a few weeks. That way they could hear how much better they were getting playing their instrument. It was amazing~and good for them to hear that they were actually playing better.
Have a Tiggeriffic Day..hope your cold passes soon and your feeling better..
ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Bossy Betty said...

Hope you both feel better soon. I believe you about the hollering thing. Really, I do.

Stuff could be worse said...

I love his answers, yelling I agree with :) Happy you are getting better with the crud, I hope
kim

Simple "T" said...

Oh, he looks so professional sitting there and keeping count, now that is a true musician.

Girl...... OH, you have quite an intelligent young man there, I love his answeres and the one on yelling, that would be my answer too.

Sorry to read you have the crud AND eye infection. Those can go hand in hand, sounds like you may need a trip to the dr.
BUT wait....the dr already made a house-call... Nothing better than chicken soup, P&B and love...


Hang in there!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww your boy is ADORABLE! And what a talent!! And so creative and just lovely!!!!

Please take care both of you!! Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches lovingly made sound just the ticket!! Take care
x

Kim said...

Your son's answers were lovely. You are raising a fine young man there. Great post.

Mamma has spoken said...

What a great and smart son you have there! I love all of his answers.
I too am fighting the crud. Home from work today because everything on/in my head hurts so much, even my teeth hurt.

Pat - Arkansas said...

You've got a smart son! Love his answers.

Thanks for dropping by my post about Trumpter Swans. I appreciate Patti sending you over. Come back anytime.

LV said...

I am sure your son was pleased over this post. Great son and job well done. Seems like you got it all at once. Maybe when you get over bout, things will improve. Trust you are feeling much better soon.

Ginny said...

What a sweet smile he has!!! And he is HOW old?? These answers could be from a 30 year old, or even a 50 year old, he is very wise.

Arkansas Patti said...

You have done a wonderful job with that boy. Brilliant answers. Bless his heart, I do believe "hate' is a curse word.

Jules said...

Those answers are truly profound considering his age. What a blessing you have there and I agree with Arkansas, hate is a curse word.

Probably the best lunch you have had in a long time and you momentarily forgot all about that cold :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Daisy said...

The music sounded great! I liked your son's answers. He sounds like a bright boy. :)

Jayne said...

What a smart young man you have! :c)

Catherine said...

Kids ~ they just say it like it is don't they? Too cute!
xo Catherine

From the Kitchen said...

I loved the video! It took me back to when our youngest played the cello in the school orchestra. And, what a precious young musician you have to bring lunch to your sickbed/couch!! Hope you are feeling better soon.

Best,
Bonnie

Ami said...

How sweet of him to take care of you. You've raised a nurturing person who will be a good husband/father/friend.

Loved the video, too. I miss the days of my young 'uns in band/choir.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

OMGosh, Tracy! I'm so glad you left me a comment on my blog, telling me about your son's answers. He is so smart! Right from his first answer, I thought, oh yeah! I have a 12 yo son and a 10 yo daughter who both want to answer the questionnaire. We're going to put them up on our family blog, The Duke News.

I really enjoyed reading Nicholas's answers! Hope you and your whole family have a wonderful weekend!

Mollye said...

I loved his answers. I tell you this next generation of little xgenerationers is gonna be powerful and mighty. You 've done a bang-up job missy!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

What a great kid!!
This was a great post.
You made my day.