Friday, May 22, 2009

Grand Performances

This seems totally normal to him.
He can't figure out why we are taking his picture.
Harrison and Adam doing the latest "trick" together


This kid is getting more and more hilarious. He is doing things, on purpose, to make us laugh. I had no idea that at this age he was capable of performing. He certainly has become quite a performer. Recently, he has started this new "trick" where he rolls around on the floor, pauses (as if to play dead), and then moves suddenly, trying to alarm whomever is watching. I'll look over across the room, and Harrison is just "resting" on the floor. Before I know it, he is flopping around like a dead fish.

However, yesterday I learned that not all performances are so grand. We were at the post office trying to mail a package and Harrison was not letting me put him down to wrap the package. I set him down on the floor momentarily, turned away, and I thought a bee had stung him by the wail that he let. Turns out, he was fine. Well, I had to return to the post office a couple of hours later as I forgot to put something in the package that I was sending (Harrison must have distracted me from the task at hand). I approached the lady at the counter and said, "I don't know if you remember me, but I was in here a couple of hours ago, and I'm not sure if my package has been picked up yet, but I forgot to put something in it." At that moment, I picked Harrison up and put him on my hip (previously, he was out of her view). She looked at me and said, "I don't remember you, but I remember your needy son." What?! My son? She must be mistaken. Mine is always an angel. I just stood there, slightly offended, but then I remembered his not-so-grand performance that he put on early. Trying to make excuses I said "oh, well yes, I think he was tired. Now he has had a 3 1/2 hour long nap, so he is much better." She pointed out that he must be cutting a molar because she noticed him tugging at both ears during his previous visit. Thanks Dr. USPS lady. I'm not sure she redeemed herself from her previous comment, but Harrison did. He smiled and flirted with all of the USPS personnel. Waving goodbye as we were leaving, surely they would remember him as a sweet boy, not the needy baby.

4 comments:

Hannah Alexander said...

Dr. USPS... Oh, I miss you Mandy. I'm thinking we'll do many a "Front Beach 2009: Litchfield Edition" this summer...

Sherry said...

Oh, there are still people who remember you from certain situations long ago. You are - oops, I mean were -- such a performer. :)

Sherry said...

I love the new background or page or whatever you call it. I also liked the previous one. Mostly, I just love those pictures of Harrison. I want him to move in with me. Y'all can have him back when he turns 13.

Joan Brantley said...

Getting more excited everyday about you all moving back! Sometimes I can't believe it!! Can't wait to see you all. Love ya!!