Every family's got one kid, or in my case two or three, who is just a little unique, slightly left of center, beats to their own drum, thinks outside the box. This kid, Atley, might win the prize in our family. While Nash spent his Winter break playing video games, Atley went from one project to another. His mind constantly thinking and creating and building something new and usually something messy. If he wasn't studying a map and recreating it from memory, or washing and tumbling his rocks, he was building cities all over the house, complete with tiny road signs and bridges made from tooth picks and safety pins, reusing every scrap of card board and paper he could scavenger from our trash.
He also created an indoor scooter track for him and his brother and sister. Every corner had warning signs. Notice the sign for DISCOUNT DOG. We are beginning to think perhaps our dog was at a discounted price for a reason. Let's just say she isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. She's definitely one bean shy of a burrito and an egg short of a dozen.
After telling him how beautiful it was to watch snow fall outside your window, this Kid did this, all over our front window.
His snowflakes are beautiful and unique just like him. While, the constant messes are sometimes exhausting, I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world. I love him to pieces.