I love my boys. They can be so different in so many ways and then similar in so many ways at the same time. My older son, Shane, is the most determined person I know. It doesn't matter what he is trying to accomplish, he does not stop until he has done what he set out to do. He is the caretaker of all four of us. He is the one that makes sure I don't do anything too strenuous or anything that he can do for me instead. He always asks if the people around him are "okay" and his friends are lucky to have him. He is very loyal and will do anything for anybody he loves and cares about. He is so gracious in things that I, or anybody else for that matter, does for him.
My younger son, Stratton is my little inventor. He is always making things and creating ideas. He can make anything out of paper. I am not kidding. He has made guns for him and his cousins out of paper. I need to get him to do a tutorial on here and show you how he did it. He has the best sense of humor. He is a lot like my brother in that he is quick witted. I have always said it is like he is a 50 year old man trapped in the body of a boy. He doesn't think like a kid, but like an older man. The older man I refer to is most of the time my dad. Stratton is his clone. He loves to tease and aggravate just like my dad. He is determined too, but he is selective about the things he strives for. It's funny because he is the youngest of us four, but his thinking and reasoning makes him the one we all look to a lot of the time in making decisions or trying to see both sides of an issue.
I do love my boys, and Sydney, more than anything else in the world. The boys make me proud of them everyday and I am so blessed to have them. That being said, some days I don't know if they will ever make it without me. They have such good, responsible qualities, but they worry me sometimes.
Yesterday was one of those times.
I asked them to help spray each others backs with sunscreen while I was busy doing something else. Simple enough, right?
Well, I am still trying to figure out how this happened. Some things the two of them do I just don't ask questions.
Shane sprayed Stratton's back and, well, I guess they were in a hurry and Stratton thought he was good. It looks like the spray settled on his back a little and these are the tan lines he was left with.
Maybe he can replace the old Coppertone ad!