The boys of summer

My youngest son will turn one in a couple of weeks and my oldest is five.  The youngest is starting to define his personality.  Like all one year olds, he’s cute.  He’s got three teeth and when he smiles he looks like snaggle tooth.

Like many of you, it seems like I communicate more by text than phone but I must be on the phone more than I realize because my son will hold his hand to his ear and say something that sounds like “Hi”.  He’s learned it somewhere…


For my oldest son the summer has been busy.  Summer school, t-ball, swimming lessons, trips to and dips in the lake and other boy stuff.  I don’t think a week has gone by that he hasn’t had some type of self-inflicted injury.  Based on his track record anyone reading this may want to invest in Band Aids because a Band Aid will cure everything.  He’s had skinned knees from falling, friction burns from a slide, chiggers from rolling in the grass, goose eggs from bumping his head and he even skinned up his face after falling while climbing on a wood pile.  But as you can see below none of his injuries have slowed him down…


The summer has been busy with both work and community obligations so our family vacation will not be until the summer is almost over.  We didn’t take a vacation at all last summer because our youngest was born in July so we were “preoccupied”.  We’ve made it a point to try to do some fun things along the way and my oldest occasionally gets to pick what we do for fun.  When asked what he’d like to do he routinely says “eat sushi”.  My son may be the only five-year old in the entire Golden Valley whose favorite food is sushi.


About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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1 Response to The boys of summer

  1. Cami Lewis says:

    That’s funny! I used to say the same thing about my son, Thad. He’s now 32. He couldn’t have passed the torch on to a better little guy!!!!

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