Back to the future - or the post I can't write.

By kenny friedman on Thursday, September 16, 2010

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A while ago I was doing a guest post on another blog and asked the folks on Twitter what kind of post they wanted to see. I got a tweet from @ihubby (see his blog here) suggested I do a post kind of like a Lost flash forward about how I see Miloh growing up.

So for months, a lot of months, I've been trying to write that post. And I can't do it.

Every time I think of it his future is either my present, an alternative future that I could have had, Staci's present (but less female) or an alternative future that could have been Staci's (but less female.)

The thing is we're really starting to seem some of his personality, so if you extrapolate what we see now you can figure exactly what he'll be like in 20-30 years.

You'd get Staci's super caring and gentle nature with her love of people...he strokes our faces and arms when he's tired and needs to sleep and smiles at everyone.

From me he got a sense of adventure and problem solving things in his own way...he's climbing over everything and would rather climb over one of us than crawl 1 foot to get something he wants and he figures out how to take things apart the second he sees something new.

But still I can't write the post.

I can see him loving bikes when he's a kid...maybe he'll be good enough to make a living from freestyle BMX. I think I'd much prefer that from him being a pro snowboarder...I mean I'd love him to snowboard and all but the sport is progressing at such a crazy speed and it's getting a bit dangerous. However snowboarders probably make a lot more cash than bikers...so I'm torn...because if when Miloh goes pro he'll definitely support us.

Thing is with action sports the popular ones change so frequently...maybe biking will be the hot one when he's older...that would be nice.

Maybe some of the videos we're watching will spark something in him. We don't watching a lot of TV but sometimes it's needed. We put a bunch of nature shows in our Netflix Queue and he loves The Living Sea.

I used to want to be a marine biologist so I guess that's in his genes...it doesn't pay as well as a pro snowboarder so that would be a little disappointing...but I think I'd come to terms with it eventually.

Or maybe he'll be a photographer, designer or artist. He's got creative chops in his blood and he's already loving the camera. He seems to love the side opposite the lens so I don't see super model in his future...plus models are tall and the chances of him being tall (even though he's at 75% height now) is slim.

Perhaps he'll take a little bit of Staci and a little bit of me and become a photo professor...that was a path my photo professor wanted me to go down...but at the time I wasn't objective enough so I didn't know how good of a prof I could be.

And if I wrote the post he'd be one of those things...probably a photographer because his love of cameras.

But like I said every time I sit to write it I get nada...so you all get babble. Perhaps I'll come back next year and try to write a better flash forward.

P.S. if there are snowboard or bike companies want to sponsor him you can get in at a really good price for the next 10 years.



1 comment:

  1. Kenny I think you did a wonderful job with this post. Personally I think it's amazing that with Miloh only being 7 months that you can extrapolate that much from him and he barely even talks yet. I admire parents like you and Staci that put so much effort into your little one that you are able to see these things about your child even though they are are still pooping in their own diapers.

    We want so much for our children (I know I am going to be the same way) but the best part about this entry was that you have the perspective of no matter what he does that you are going to be proud of him.

    You may say that this entry is "babbling" and that it "sucks". I disagree. I think you have done an excellent job.

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