Monday, August 22, 2011

The Kid Confounds Me



Silas is not known for playing with regular toys.

That's kid stuff.

He'd rather spend his time tormenting his sister or honing his art.

So when he pulled his bucket of Legos out on his own and started building, it was a first.

I tried not to look directly at him for fear that I would break the spell.

First, he built the ever-popular tower.

Then he set to work on something that seemed a bit more...sinister.


I watched from the corner of my eye as he crafted two of these puppies.

And all I could think was, how does this crazy kid already know about guns?

I mean, how cliche can we get here?


With both weapons in hand, he headed straight for his brother and...


...gave him a blow-out.

He moved right down the line while we sat reading library books.

He was like a rockstar with his double hair dryers.

I've never known such volume.


He even did the sound effects.


Don't mess with me, yo.