The boy-child has always loved music. He "got" his first guitar by persuading one of his preschool teachers to help him make this one with cardboard boxes and rubber bands. Photo: Su Leslie 2002

The boy-child has always loved music. He “got” his first guitar by persuading one of his preschool teachers to help him make this one from cardboard boxes and rubber bands. Photo: Su Leslie 2002

When the boy-child was a preschooler, we used to go to kindy gym. It was a great way for the kids to use up some energy, improve their co-ordination and motor skills and of course, have fun.

One day the teacher asked the kids to make a star with their bodies. A dozen or so 3-4 year olds dutifully stood stock still, arms and legs outstretched. The boy-child on the other hand, began to leap about, waving his arms like a demented windmill.

“Um, and what sort of star are you” asked the teacher kindly?

“A ROCK STAR” came the gleeful reply.

There’s always one, isn’t there?

This post was written as part of a countdown to my son’s 16th birthday. Here’s what has gone before:

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/song-for-sunday-the-boy-childs-early-taste-in-music/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/happy-valentines-day/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/yellow-is-the-colour-of-happiness/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/wordless-wednesday-bright-eyes/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/10-things-tuesday-hes-ready-to-leave-home-when/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/on-writing-wishes-and-not-re-inventing-the-wheel/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/six-word-saturday-who-said-boys-cant-wear-pink/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/when-two-heads-are-so-much-better-than-one/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/family-photo-friday-kids-no-more/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/three-weeks-out-and-ive-organised-nothing/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/on-the-importance-of-grandparents/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/on-counting-and-gender-stereotypes/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/getting-over-the-grumps/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/weekly-photo-challenge-object/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/six-word-saturday-on-being-allowed-a-weekend-sleep-in/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/on-raising-children-and-not-getting-enough-sleep/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/back-to-school-for-the-last-time/

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/wordless-wednesday-remembering-birthdays-past-and-counting-down-to-a-big-one/

“A rock star”

What sort of star are you?

10 thoughts on “What sort of star are you?

  1. And aren’t you glad your boy-child was that one? 😉 Your post reminded me of a quote I kept at hand as my boys grew up and were usually ‘that one’.
    “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
    Henry David Thoreau

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