Love this. Makes me long to give my boy a brother. And my girl a sister. Though I am thankful that my boy and girl have one another. By the way, I ran across a bit of spectacularity over at 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast. Phillip C. Stead’s (Amos McGee author) gave an interview in which he takes the reader through his artistic process. Fascinating and beautiful. Thought it was something your book loving family could dig.
Could they be cuter? Love the similarities between them and yet how different they look. Huck with his round cheeks and all those curls and Wonder Boy all stretched out suddenly and lanky with those hot shades. 🙂
Stevie’s glasses (I know, I keep using his real name, but even though he’s still and always a wonder, he’s getting so big, and “Wonderboy” seems like a baby name…then again, almost no one but me still calls him “Stevie”—he prefers Steven, himself—so what do I know from baby names?) (LONG parenthetical, where was I?) Stevie’s glasses always take me by surprise. The eye dr talked us into these transitions lenses that darken in sunlight. He has albinism, you know, so his eyes are even more light-sensitive than the rest of my very-fair-but-not-albino kids. He’s had the new glasses since Thanksgiving, but I still forget and then walk outside and see him in his supercool John Lennon shades and crack up. 🙂
I didn’t realize Wonderboy has albinism. (I just thought he was a little lighter than the other children.) I have a form of it myself, without the pale hair. Do the transitions make sunlight more comfortable for him?
It’s interesting—albinism seems to be the only one of Stevie’s medical/physical issues that is genetic, as far as the doctors can tell. He has three first cousins with albinism. They all have very light blue eyes and blond hair; with Stevie the doctors didn’t actually pick up on it until he was 3 because he has brown eyes! But he is missing the patch of pigment inside the eye, and evidently there are even tiny gaps of pigment in his brown irises (the iris is the colored part, right?)–like when you color on paper with a crayon and there are little flecks where the white paper shows through. An ophthamologist spotted this and diagnosed him, and we were so surprised!
@Heather—THANK YOU for that link to the Philip Stead piece! I love 7 Impossible Things but I’ve fallen way behind on my blogreading lately and hadn’t seen that post. 🙂