Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Here’s to Kids Who are Different by Digby Wolfe


Why, hello there, my little fifth grader.   
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Hello. Hello. Hello!first7
I posted this last year and it was a hit.
I think I will post it every year when Kaish starts school.first8
He is doing great now, but when he was younger,
school was a challenge…first2
(to put it mildly)

Here's to the kids who are different,
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The kids who don't always get A's,
The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers,
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And noses that go on for days...
Here's to the kids who are different,
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The kids they call crazy or dumb,
The kids who don't fit, with the guts and the grit,
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Who dance to a different drum...
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Here's to the kids who are different,
The kids with the mischievous streak,
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For when they have grown, as history's shown,
It's their difference that makes them unique!
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Digby Wolfe

77 comments:

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Hello Girl
How are you? Keishan is getting so big and so cute. I starting blogging again today with my 1st post in a year and a half. Looking forward to catching up with you. Edwina

theTsaritsa said...

Here's to the kids who are different!! I love it :) What a positive way to start the school year!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Awesome post and photos!! My 5th grader starts tomorrow. I hope we both get some sleep tonight!!!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Awesome post and photos!! My 5th grader starts tomorrow. I hope we both get some sleep tonight!!!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Awesome post and photos!! My 5th grader starts tomorrow. I hope we both get some sleep tonight!!!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

sorry...didn't mean to triple post. I was having comment issues!

Vernz said...

He's so cute... I think he's not different.. he's just awesomely unique ... he's so cute... nice abc post..


Hope you can drop by
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Just Bits and Pieces said...

Awesome post!!! I LOVE his crazy hair & faces he makes.....I think he is super handsome!!!

Lori said...

I love, love, love this...more than you could possible know...or maybe you do. :) As a mother of someone who is different I so appreciate this. Thank you for this gift of your beautiful words on his first day of school. I really really needed this. XX

Caseybumpinalong said...

Great post! As a mom with a child with Asperger's, I really love this! Super pics!

Angela said...

Love the photo of him standing on the door step!! Love love it!!

Mari said...

I have never heard that poem and I love it! Kaishons pictures are perfect - what a ham! I just know I would love him!

The Incredible Woody said...

Kaish is so lucky to have such a fantastic mom!!

Sarah said...

This is so perfectly perfect in every way. I absolutely love that even though I've never met your sweet Kaish, I can TOTALLY see his personality shining through these pictures of him! You are such a great mom and a fabulous photographer!! And I love this poem...it so perfectly sums up one of my little monkeys, but I'm sure you'd never guess who I'm talking about :)

p.s. I think my favorite part about Kaishon, since I've never met him, is his absolutely fabulous rock-star hair!!

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful - this would make a cute book for kids!

Roxi's Reasons... said...

It's not always easy to be different, but it truly is our uniqueness that is admired and respected as we age! What an absolute beautiful "gift" your Kaishon is !!!

Gail said...

LOVE this post and pictures to match!!! Being a mamma to a young son who is unique, one of a kind, and has a 'larger than life' personality I appreciate your words.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous as always and it would make a great kids book! Hugs to you both!

Sylvia

Cloudia said...

AMEN!

Here's to the kids!





Aloha from Waikiki

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angie said...

Here's to a FABULOUS year in 5th grade! My Grace is a big 5th grader this year too. :) LOVE these photos!

Genny said...

Such cute photos! He seems like a wonderful, confident little boy. Happy WW!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

He is just so cute and obviously he knows that different is good.

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Love it! Cheers to different! Be yourself, it's the best you can be!

brainella said...

That picture in front of the door is awesome!

Elaine A. said...

You know. It's really too bad that kids doesn't have any personality... ;-P

He's so cool...

Hildred and Charles said...

Marvelous pictures, - what a wonderful vibrant child.

Leslie: said...

I bet he's a hit with the girls what with those lovely locks of hair. what a joy to just look at his photos and you must feel that a hundredfold every time you look into his eyes or give him a hug. Hope he has a great school year! :D

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

LOVE these pics! You really capture his personality. He looks like a fun loving, crazy guy.

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness. My grandsons Nick and Jon would have so much fun with your son.

I have a folder of what I call my "Silly Faces" of grandkids.

Love these. Can I just him a big hug?

Ky said...

HE is just gorgeous!!!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

hope he had a great first day! great post and cheers to being different.

ChrisJ said...

I agree with tumble words. It should be a kid's book. I taught for 40 years and these kind of kids need a double dose of love and support for their being different.

ChrisJ said...

P.S. Here's to their Moms as well!!

Raymonde said...

Love the post today and I soooooooooo agree with the words. Putting my kids especially my son with labels on and in boxes did not work.

Have a good return to school for all of you, but you know what home is where they learn the most.

Take care. xxx

justinegordon said...

great pictures and great words

Colleen: said...

What a fantastic poem, it's just so true! It is always the "different" ones that actually go on to make the biggest differences in the world where as the "normal" ones are, well, just pretty standard normal citizens.:)
He is a great kid! Love this!

Marilyn said...

Here's hoping 5th grade year is the best year yet, 2 of my Sugarplums have already gotten in trouble. J made it one week and one day, which is a week longer than last year. R made it 3 days. Oh well, such is life. A is just blowing his tuba and playing his bass guitar and is happy as a lark.

Suki said...

I really love him standing in front of that door with an awesome attitude. :)
Glad he does better in school now.
Hugs!

MsBabyPlan said...

Kaishon is a cute boy and I can tell from his humorous photos that he knows how to have fun.

Happy day back to school.

I can't believe I was not your follower before. But problem solved I am signed up :)!

Buckeroomama said...

What a perfectly wonderful poem! Here's a great year ahead for Kaishon! :)

Cheryl said...

I love that poem! I actually had it framed in my classroom when I was teaching.
Kaishon looked great for his first day. I have always wished I had awesomely wild hair like that. Here is to a great year for the both of you

Mark said...

When Johnny has me pulling out what's left of my hair trying to help him with his 5th grade homework, I'm going to call you to calm me down. Get ready!
Your Friend, m.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think this is great.
I think that 'most' kids are different...different beat, different drum etc...that is what makes this world go 'round!!!
I hope Kaish has a fantastic and FUN school year.
You are a fantastic and fun Mama!!!!

mimi said...

Do you know how awesome you are?!! I just love you and Kaishon. Thank you for posting this again. I really needed to read this today...you have no idea. As a mom of 2 boys that are "different"...this post felt like a big hug from a friend. MUAH!

Eboix said...

Gorgeous photos! I do not have children yet, but I just love this post

Sugar Mama said...

Okay, so you just got me all teary eyed. Amen to the kids that are "different". I've always told my 3 kids that being like everyone else is just plain boring. But the "straight A's" part got me choked up. Having one son that is considered "gifted" and another that struggles daily.... it's just hard some days.

Thanks for posting this!

Sheri said...

Man that kid has got some personality! I'm with you, I don't want the perfect kids (goodness sake, what would I do with them?!)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I have one of those differnt kids. And I love him just the way he is.
And I love this post Becky!
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Cecily R said...

I do love you two. Wise words, great pictures, perfect post.

Kayce said...

Fabulous post! Here's to some great kids!!

Maddy said...

I love this!!! I have my fingers crossed for Kaishon and that he has an awesome 5th grade year! Every school year is a chance at a fresh start!

Denise said...

Love these pictures along with your words that go along perfectly with them...he must be an awesome kid!

jen@odbt said...

What a great poem. Love it. Hope K has a wonderful 5th grade year - they are big folks on campus this year. All the younger grades look up to the big 5th graders!

Ellie said...

seriously, is that first photo not hilarious?? crack me up and I have both kinds of kids! Great poem!

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

AMEN!! Fabulous shots of Kaish ~ he is one AWESOME kid!! :)

Roger Owen Green said...

My 1st grader starteed yesterday. Yes, it can ber hard being "different". Though, I suppose, we all are different, and all the same.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

TechnoBabe said...

The poor kids that are pushed into a box and the lid closed. This is such an uplifting post. Great pictures too.

Christine said...

I had to click on this when I saw the picture! What a simply adorable post. Loved it!!!

EB said...

This is so true! What a beautiful post and with great photos as usual.

Erika B

BLOGitse said...

Great post, like last year...boy he's grown! :) Good idea to make a post every year...

Wanda said...

Great post. Wise words to go with some really wild pictures of a kid who will most definately stand out in every situation. Dancing to the beat of his own drum.

Have a great year in grade 5!!!!

Karli said...

I LOVE this post...in so many ways!! The words, the pictures...wonderful. And I agree 100%! Happy Wednesday! :-)

jennykate77 said...

I LOVE this post.
I LOVE Kaish.
I LOVE you.
I LOVE the pictures.
That is all.

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

oh i love this! It is so true too. As parents we sometimes think being different is a bad thing... but it makes you unique. Why fit into wordly ways. God made us who we are and we should grasp that and not push it away or try to be something different. Thanks for the reminder.

LL Cool Joe said...

What a wonderful post! I'll remember this when my kids are playing up!

richies said...

Gotta love Kaishon's hair!

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Dianne said...

absolutely stunning in its love and humanity

I adore Kaishon
he's joyful and beautiful
and wonderful in many different ways

Love Letters To China said...

Oh I love this post! My daughter fits in perfectly to your written words. That's what makes her so special. Thank you for reminding me of how wonderful it is to be a mommy to a child like that.

I have to add that your son is adorable! Love this series of pictures.

Sandra said...

I love this. I hope he had a great first day!

Sandra said...

I love this. I hope he had a great first day!

Sandra said...

I love this. I hope he had a great first day!

Sandra said...

I love this. I hope he had a great first day!

Sandra said...

I love this. I hope he had a great first day!

Sandra said...

OH NO - didnt' mean to post that so many times. My computer is being tempermental. Sorry!!!

Lynn said...

Great post! You always have wonderful words, poems, stories, and even jokes. Your son is wonderful - and you are awesome for encouraging his uniqueness. That's how they grow up to become wonderful and happy adults. Kudos to you!

keli @ kidnapped by suburbia said...

this has got to be my favorite post from this week. it made me smile and get completely warm in my heart. and the way that you embrace his individualism? amazing.

Liz said...

He's growing up so fast! I hope he enjoys his school year!