had a conversation with Colin yesterday about his favorite people, and why they were his favorite. happy to say i made the list at number 2 (why? apparently because i play counterstrike with him and because i love him). you may be wondering who number 1 was. let's just say aunt becky must be letting him stay up way past his bedtime when she babysits.
the more interesting answer, to me, was number 5. "me," he said, seriously, but also a little like he was a surprised to discover that it was so.
"why?" i asked
"because I'm cool, and ..." here he paused to consider, and what followed were perhaps the most revealing, unexpected and thrilling words a dad might hope to hear. "...because I really love myself." matter of fact, unselfconscious. even sanguine.
just for fun, here's one of my favorite pics of Colin: