Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our Youngest Grandson--Growing Up!

Dawson, our youngest grandson (six in March), seems suddenly to be so much older!  I used to consider him shy, but not so now.  One afternoon when he got home from kindergarten, we decided to make oatmeal cookies.  We didn't have the baking soda called for in the recipe.  "I'll go borrow some from a neighbor!" he announced. So he marched off with a plastic cup and a measuring spoon and came back with the soda.  This might not seem unusual, but it surprised me.  Not too long ago, he'd not have suggested such a solo errand. 

At Malcolm's baseball game, two little girls, younger sisters of Malcolm's closest friend, tagged around after Dawson as if he were the Pied Piper.  Is Dawson going to turn out to be quite the lady's man?
Most surprising of all, though, happened at the soccer game. No officials had shown up to referee his brother's game. "I'll go to the office and find out if any are coming," announced Dawson. His parents didn't think this was necessary, but again, I was surprised at his volunteering.
I also used to think of him as being dependent on Malcolm for amusement, not often content to entertain himself.  Not so now!  We went to Wal-Mart and used a gift card we'd given him for his birthday for a new Wii game.  He disappeared upstairs, loaded the game, learned its rules, and then proceeded to play it alone for several hours.  We could hardly drag him away from it to go out to dinner!


  1. Dawson is definitely maturing! What a handsome young man he is. Whether he expects it or knows it, he is already someone the "ladies" will be watching.

  2. Yes, mom, I think this captures him well and we have noticed these changes too. On his first report card his teacher described him as "quiet and serious," but then in the second one as "having a good sense of humor." For quite some time, I have thought of him as likely-to-be-popular with the ladies, and he is much more curious and precocious in this respect than his big brother.

  3. Do Susan and Scott resemble each other. Both blonds (?) so hair can confuse, but I seem to see a lot of good looking Susan in him. Yes, it is a surprise to see the second child's growing up and being self-directed as the first child was. Seems your scrapbook making w him increased his interest in the sharing of the book!

  4. Scott HAD very dark, brown hair. Mine is auburn. Somedays I think Scott looks exactly like Scott, other days like Rob...From, Susan.