Sunday, July 10, 2011


EBSF is super intense. She's fully on, fully engaged, pedal-to-the-metal at all times.

EBSF is strong, fast, and physical but doesn't really like sports. She rode her bike 4 miles to [and sometimes 4 miles back from] school every day for several months and wasn't phased in the least bit. When her teachers complimented her, she owned it.

EBSF is massively competitive and cannot lose.

EBSF has an immeasurable capacity to love people. Her whole life seems to revolve around how dearly she cherishes her friends, cousins, teachers, aunts and uncles, grandparents, etc. When she loves somebody, they know it.

EBSF is painfully shy around new people but improved alot during her school year.

EBSF loves reading more than almost anything but gets very frustrated at how slow the process is. Her body does crazy contortions and acrobatics the whole time.

EBSF loves her friends to death and will play with them all day long, inventing insane courtyard games--last week they were taking turns riding her bike which was pulling the bike trailer with one or two kids in it, which had a rope attached to the back pulling a trike with another friend on it, which in turn was attached to a rope pulling a wagon full of kids. They did this for DAYS.

EBSF eats and eats and eats and eats and never ever stops. Especially "burritoswithbeanssourcreamandcheeeeeeeese!!!"

EBSF is a very happy girl and smiles with her whole body.

EBSF likes cuddling in theory but can't hold still long enough to do it. She might accidentally kneecap Daddy and head-butt him in the nose during a single peck-on-the-cheek attempt.

EBSF loves Vijay Iyer's "Duality." It just toys around with her body.

EBSF must be in any available water up to her nozzle. She's part fish [she gets it from Mommy].

EBSF will often burst into the house and bellow a very excited question 5, 6, sometimes 30 times. Mommy and Daddy try to answer on the first or second iteration but EBSF is so obsessed with asking that she never seems to realize that she has been answered.

EBSF is very, very hard on Ballyhoo. But recently they have started to have fun playing together, which is a major relief.

EBSF is VERY LOUD. She did not get this from Mommy. She likes to stay at Volume Level 11 at all times regardless of the social context.

EBSF also talks non-stop about everything she is thinking, seeing, anticipating, feeling, wanting. Monologue, dialog, whatever. She's hyper verbal.

EBSF wears all of her emotions on her sleeve at all times. She spends most of her life in an elevated violent euphoria but has frequent episodes of drama based on whether life is lining up for her or not.

EBSF is super curious and observant and consistently out-strips Mommy's and Daddy's ability to answer all of her questions.

EBSF doesn't clean. She hasn't the time for it. She makes herself very busy doing whatever it is she does. Every couple months she decides she would rather fight about cleaning for 3 hours than spend 3 seconds picking up one thing.

EBSF plays with serious dedication. She is an extreme recreator.

EBSF is exhausting but such a good girl. The joy that she derives from her busy, hard-core style of living is inspiring. She plays hard, eats hard, sleeps hard and has no regrets.


Amy said...

All these character sketches are very sweet. I enjoyed reading them.

Martie said...

I loved reading this and I regret that I don't know this stuff first hand. Why is it that I don't??