Power Wing

On Sunday, Henry and I found a Swallowtail butterfly in the back yard.

The Swallowtail was favoring one wing and did not even try to fly away when I reached down to pick him up.

I used this as an opportunity to explain the few things I knew about butterflies. Henry convinced me to bring him inside.  I decided against my better judgement to bring him inside.

Henry and I let him stay on a plate with a paper towel and a few slices of kiwi and pear.

The butterfly made it through the night and when I woke up, Henry had moved the butterfly over so he could get a better view of the television.  It was clear: Henry had found a new friend.

I encouraged Henry to give him a name and yes, Henry named him Power Wing.




Christmas 2017 was the usual joyous occasion.  Henry had predicted that Santa Claus was going to bring him a lot of presents and that prediction held true.

Christmas eve was held at the Grandma, Grandpa, Cabot, Kohler while Christmas day began at our house and ended at the house of Grandma, Grandpa, Max…

Henry ended up with two drones and two other remote control vehicles.  I was a big fan of remote control cars as a child, but at his age, the best I could have hope for would be a car that has one or two buttons and only turns while in reverse.


I am surely going to regret the fact that I have not properly document the various words and phrases Henry has used over the past year or so, but here are a few that come to mind with explanations in parenthesis:

I am a little bit thirsty

Henry often uses the phrase little or little bit.

Can we buy this shovel for kids

Henry often refers to the small version of something as being for kids.

Don’t worry…

Henry often counters any expression of concern with the phrase don’t worry as if our primary concerns is for his safety.


Often pronounced pecause and used in all manner of conversation.

Oh, can you buy me that?

He seems to want everything at the moment, though he also understands that he is not going to get everything and is quick to back down.

If something’s not work, you better try something different.

As far as I can tell, this phrase comes from the movie Cars 3.