Who Does Kyle Favor More, Aunt Heather?
She isn't my mother.
She isn't my sister.
She's one of the family
Who's more like a friend.
She has fun with me,
laughs with me,
listens to me, encourages me.
She spends time with me,
believes in me,
shares with me, cheers for me.
She understands me like a mother.
She's there for me like a sister.
And perhaps best of all –
she loves me like a friend. ~Kimberly Rinchart
My little man, what else can I say? I've reviewed how Kyle resembles my brother - his dad, my sister - his Aunt Nikki, my dad - his pappy, and my mom - his Gigi. There are a lot of cross over similarities and yet there are some traits that are distinctly a particular person.
Does Kyle resemble me at all? He sure does! Yes it's true, Kyle is more of the engineering mind, but he is also a rare bread, complete with innovation, a strong personality, social skills and a business visionary.
Obviously, Kyle's physical traits don't really resemble mine much. I will admit we do have the same type of skin, at least at this point in his life. Also our noses. We both have the perfect button noses. A trait I've claimed as ours. As for all other physical traits, you can't even tell he's related to me, our body types are different. We don't stand the same, or walk the same, and our outward presentations are not similar, not in the slightest. If we talk about personality traits, now we're getting somewhere!
As a baby just learning to walk, Kyle was always very structured. What I mean is that everything had to be perfectly aligned. Perfectly! Kyle loved his Matchbox Cars, literally having hundreds of them. He would take the cars out one-by-one, examine them, and then line them up on the coffee table in rows. Every car was facing the same direction, front bumper to back, in perfect lines, until the entire coffee table was covered in Matchbox Cars. That's all he would do until it was time to put them away. Well, except if I was being ornery.
Once when Kyle was nearly finished placing the cars, I waited for the perfect time for him to look away to retrieve another car. I took my foot and pushed the coffee table over so the cars slid off and all landed on the floor. I know it sounds mean, but the look on his face was hilarious! He was first in complete shock like he just witnessed an earthquake for his cars. Then, as he noticed my foot still on the evidence, a complete realization of what just happened settled in. His nose crinkled, his face soured, and he came over to me and begin to push my foot off the side of the table saying "No Aiya! No!" Making it very clear that this was no acceptable behavior. He looked like my sister when she gets angry with me! I know, it's not nice to tease, but it's good to shake things up with these engineers. Keeps it real.
Kyle not only aligned his cars but also his juice boxes in the refrigerator. They had to be right side-up, facing front in a perfect line on the shelf. Let me tell you about convenience stores. If I would extract a bottle of water from inside the cooler, Kyle would realign the bottles making sure all the labels were facing out. If the second bottle didn't slide down to the front, then Kyle would help it along. Bystanders that have actually witnessed this behavior, smiled at the precious narcissistic little boy. I will admit, I tend to have the same disposition, everything orderly, tidy and aligned. I do notice details, as does Kyle, and sometimes the smallest things drive me crazy. Although, Kyle tends to be very selective with his details and neatness. He is not always consistent but the natural tendencies are certainly there.
Granted as Kyle grows and as he is presented with different situations, he shows traits from all of us, including his business mind. Not everyone has the ability to be structured and think out of the box and use forward thinking. My brother had a business mind, as does my dad and both equally have the work ethic to accompany such talents. I do believe I possess these traits as well, similar to Kyle. He has this unique thinking of setting and accomplishing goals and the ability to understand the idea of profit while maintaining the integrity of business. A regular businessman. How do I know? I'm not just making a broad statement. He has proved it through the interaction and assistance of my company The Piper Corporation (Thrill of the Hunt, SpyRing). Yes with the little involvement he has had, he has shown me all these traits. He is also a natural leader and he knows how to (and does without any quorums) delegate. Once I teach him to properly follow up and address everyone with respect, and learn how to really utilize resources, he will be a force to reckon with. I just hope I am able to instill a good work ethic and appropriate business practices with good moral intentions.
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