“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Signs that your son is going to be a writer
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1. He has a clown doll named Toody.

2. He starts an after-school coloring club in second grade but kicks everyone out after 30 minutes because they are not coloring in the lines well enough.

3. He spends hours playing make-believe in his bedroom.

4. He begs Santa for a nativity scene for three years, and when he finally gets one he spends hours every Christmas re-creating the manger scene in full dialogue.

5. He starts a cassette-taped "radio station" for the household, reporting menus of the day and events from work and school.

6. On "B" day in sixth grade he goes dressed as a giant banana, with black knee-high pantyhose over his head to replicate the end of the banana.

(This one's for you, Mom and Dad. Thanks for your patience all those years and for teaching me that weird = normal.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

But weird IS normal . . .
It's the "normal" people who end up so weird!
(And totally out of touch with their inner child . . . )

January 5, 2011 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Susan Cushman said...

okay, you had me 'til the end. I thought this was a child or YOURS and then I got it. Cute. I embraced my inner weirdness all through school, but tried to keep my outer image "cool." What was I thinking? WRITERS ARE COOL!

January 5, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I had my own "radio" show as well.

Good times -- then in college I was disc jockey/news reader for 4 years!

Good Times!

January 9, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Libby McMillan said...

Ha! Ad, this made me LOL. Love the black pantyhose!

January 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

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