Eamon is our resident sweetheart and has an innate sense of nurturing. If anyone complains of a headache, he quietly moves over to that person and begins rubbing his/her head. Scraped your knee? Eamon is at the ready with the first aid kit. Need an extra hand setting the table or stirring that batter? Eamon is happy to help!
He's also the 4th of 5 brothers, so this kid knows how to be a "real boy"! He's always carrying some sort of weaponry and tying ropes around chair legs (why they gotta do that?!).
When he graduated kindergarten this Spring, he gave a speech and told everyone that when he grew up, he wanted to be "a regular guy with a job and a family; like my dad.".
We all love him!
Here are some of his faves:
1) Magna-Tiles! These magnetic building tiles are "fun to work with" and "very easy to use", according to Eamon. He, Jack, and Faith spend hours creating buildings and elaborate play sets with our collection of Magna-Tiles. While they are expensive, they are quality toys which last and are fun for kids of all ages. (I've been known to build a few things with them, too!) Eamon and Jack received their first set for Christmas, and when Eamon turned 6 last month, he asked for more sets as his "big gift". Besides
This is one of Eamon's choices from the library. He is an above-average reader for his age (reads at a 4th grade level), so he is burning through all the chapter books he can find. Here is a brief synopsis of his latest choice: "Arthur and all of his friends are on a baseball team and they are against another team. Arthur's team were losing every game and during one of these games, Buster brings them a bat and tells them that if they all spit on it, they will win the game. But, The Brain tells them that those kinds of things aren't true and he won't spit on the bat. After that, Brain can't hit any more balls and they lose the game. Then, the Brain stays home from their games but they really need him. I'm not telling you the end because that would ruin it, OK? You have to read it for yourself."
3) Tv Tag. Per Eamon: "this is just like regular Tag, except that when the person who is It tries to tag you, you have to yell out the name of a TV show so he can't tag you. And you can't use the same TV show more than once; I don't know why, Joe just says that's true. I like to play it because it's fun. Why do you keep asking me why I like these things?"
4) Gerald McBoing Boing. This is Eamon's and Faith's latest favorite rainy-day series to watch on Hulu. It's based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name and isn't too annoying to adults, either. According to Eamon, it's a "show about a boy who can't talk, only make awesome sounds with his mouth. His parents have to guess what he's saying by understanding the sound. It's hilarious!"
5) Andrew. Eamon's best friend is his cousin Andrew. Eamon is only two and a half weeks older than Andrew, and when they were seen together as babies, people used ask if they were twins.
|Eamon (l) & Andrew (r) on their 1st Halloween.|
Eamon's take on Andrew: "he's fun to play with, that's true. He's nice and very generous. He and I love to play Legos, Magna-Tiles, and superheroes together. His favorite superhero is Superman and mine is Robin. We look hilarious when he dresses up like Superman and I'm his sidekick, Robin. Get it? Cuz Robin is BATMAN'S sidekick, not Superman's. Ha! That was Andrew's idea. Hilarious!"
|Eamon, Andrew, Faith|
|Andrew and Eamon ready to take the NesTea Plunge!|