Friday, October 17, 2008

Sunday Scribblings: Style

RB and I are natural, semi-crunchy types. We are mostly concerned with feeling comfy, and can be found 99% of the time in t-shirts and jeans and shoes that feel good. I don't wear a full face of make-up or any make-up at all, actually because I hate the sticky feel of it. We don't go tanning or dye our hair. We are not likely candidates for plastic surgery. We look how we look and smell, pretty much how we smell. We would not be described as fancy pants hipsters, but we do what we likes.
Then, there's Keeler, our almost seven year old son. I remember when Keeler first got it into his head that he would like to wear a suit. He was 18 months old and we had started attending Unity Church where many of the men dressed up. Keeler was hooked. Not long after that he stood on his changing table while, to his extreme delight, I buttoned him into is first button-down shirt and he declared, "I look snoozy." (snazzy, that is.)
A few months later he began making speeches, standing on his bed, using the bedrail as his podium. His Presidential campaign was underway.
Now Keeler is the proud owner of one single-breasted and two double-breasted suits. He wears them to my mom's house for dinner on Friday nights, he wears them to the library, and for school pictures. When his brother needed an x-ray, he wore one to the hospital, this time with rain boots. Of course, he wears them on holidays and when someone comes to the house for the first time.
When he can't wear a suit for one reason or another, he still adheres to a strict fashion code. He shuns long-sleeved t-shirts or clothing with graphics saying, "I don't want to look cool; I want to look nice." and opts for a button-down shirt and corduroy pants.
He has recently acquired an adult briefcase, the kind with a combination lock which, after his suit collection, is his prized possession. He still has his eye on the presidency and talks endlessly about what laws he plans to pass when he gets there and whether or not so-and-so is going to vote for him. Just about every day I ask myself where this kid came from. He certainly has his own style and his own mind. I love him to itty bitty bits and am super proud that he does what he likes.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keeler is the coolest kid around. :) He really IS quite snazzy. I nove, nove, nove him.

- Besty

Martha Washington said...

I would like to mention that I am responsible for the briefcase. :) I am pretty psyched that it is Keeler's prized possession. Oh, and addition to the president thing, he is also a pretty ambitious movie director on the side. ;) Keeler is awesome.

Anonymous said...

i loved reading this! your son sounds like a real maverick. cute, too.

paisley said...

he reminds me of a young alex keaton,, and you will know who that is if you are old enough to have ever seen family ties.....

Carie Chester said...

oh my god. you better frame that picture somewhere in the house. i promise if he runs for president, i will vote for him.

Anonymous said...

To Keeler is cool is, at best, an understatement!

Keeler

AMANDA said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by!
I loved reading your post about Keeler, such a cutie.

And yes, Keeler is my last name. (I married into it. )
Do you have any family from the Cleveland ohio area?

Amanda

The Whole Self said...

just stopped by to say hello! i love your stories...

jenica said...

that freakin' rocks.

i wish i liked snoozy once in awhile.

happy halloween.

murat11 said...

I dig the word snoozy. Very snoozy word. Hats off to the sharp-dressed man.

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