Monday, October 31, 2011

Adam's neurosis

Yesterday, Adam got an early Halloween scare: his Uncle Jamie and Aunt Lindsay came over to visit.

What happened was that he was napping when they arrived and by the time he woke up we had all eaten and sat in the living room. We heard him thumping around so I opened his door and told him to join us. As soon as he peeked his head around the corner and saw Jamie, he wouldn't enter the room. 

Back story: Adam has never really been comfortable with Uncle Jamie and we aren't sure why. Even as an infant he became fussy when Jamie held him. Right before Jamie's deployment Adam was beginning to warm up to him but now that he's returned it seems we're back at square one.

Basically, as long as Jamie was in the room Adam leaned on me, eating spoonfuls of creamed corn, refusing to open his eyes. He gladly went with Lindsay to get a cupcake (which Jamie had previously offered him but he didn't take), but when Jamie was in the room he shut his eyes tightly in a "if I can't see you, you can't see me/you don't exist" fashion. When Jamie tickled him he cried. It's probably a good thing Jamie didn't still have his moustache; who knows what that would have unleashed.

What a little crafty nugget he is. I wish I knew what he was thinking; why are kids afraid of the things they are?

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