“A characteristic of the normal child…
…is he doesn’t act that way very often.” (Anon.)
I don’t know what got into my daughter in this photo, but she actually gave me a nice smile. Usually I get crossed eyes and her tongue hanging out.
Ben seems, however, to be planning the imminent pranking of someone by some thing, but only he knows who and what.
I think I would worry if things were “normal”. It seems to me that there are too many people in my life who desire for things to be normal. I think they mean sedate. I think they mean calm. Peaceful. Conflict-free. Quiet. I think that sounds like a coma. Frankly, I’ll take the energy and conflict and noise of “normal” kids.