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Friday, February 20, 2015

Great big wonderful things in little packages

I'll be the first to say that this little man has me wrapped around his little finger.  He's 7 years old and in a house of crazy and chaos and noise, he's our anal retentive sensitive rule follower.  
Do you know those people that unknowingly stick out their tongues when they are concentrating?  We have one of those!  Really, how cute is that as he's working hard to make the basket?!
I'm really posting this next photo so you can see how tiny this child is. Granted he's all stretched out here, but still!  The shorts he's wearing are a size 4.  Jude will be 8 years old this summer.
So not only is Jude one of our "littles," but one of the reasons we call them the littles isn't just because they are young, but because all three of them are quite little, and no matter how old they get, they are likely going to stay that way.  Jude is a small guy.  A year older than his classmates, he's a full head shorter than them.  At 7 1/2 he currently weighs 38 lbs and is 42 inches tall.  That puts him on course to be a whopping 5'3" at best when he's grown.  It's a big world out there, and he's he's gonna be a little man.  He's even small according to the Vietnamese growth charts!  I won't lie and say that doesn't concern me.  We're not hugely concerned, but in a world where Jude is already going to stand apart from his ethnicity, he's going to have to deal with his smaller stature too.  It's yet another thing to think about and keep our eyes and ears open in the world of interracial families.
But I know he's not going to let a little thing like being little stop him.  Cause after all, he's loving and playing basketball!  A big man sport, and his height isn't even a concern so far.  And he is huge when it comes to his all-around amazingness!

1 comment:

  1. That is one little boy, despite his "small stature", has left a HUGE impact on me!! I'm pretty sure, MANY will say the same thing!


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