|Goofy brothers self portrait.|
Take this one right here as a case in point.
Brian looks so much like pictures of my dad when he was the same age that you could swap out their Junior year photographs. If it weren't for the hairstyles, it would be very difficult to tell them apart. And yet, he is so much like Jim Goode that I just shake my head and walk out of the room when they are 'debating'.
We call him the Hipster, though he denies it ferociously. Not because he has anything against Hipsters, he just doesn't like being labeled AT. ALL.
Then there is this fellow.
William definitely has some Jenkins genes. But as pertains to looks, he is more a mixture of his dad and several of my male cousins. The hair? Totally his dad's.
Yet his personality is much like my dad's...mostly laid back and accommodating. If you need anything done around the house, this boy will do it. He has been using power tools for years and can drive the tractor ALMOST as well as his dad.
He is an outdoor enthusiast for sure. When he was about four years old, he announced to Jim and I that when he grew up he wanted to have a hunting and fishing show on Outdoor Network with his dad as his partner. He is also quite tenderhearted when it comes to animals...especially our pug, Pib.
I can hardly believe my "baby" is now a Senior. These days he talks more of opening a restaurant than of being on television. Where that came from I may never know, because he hardly ever talks. He always asks me how my day was as he gets in the car, but after that it is one word responses from him all the way home.
Boys! I don't know what to do with them. Nor do I know what to do without them. I guess I'll just keep them around a little while longer.
This post is longer than I intended, but I rarely ever get pictures of the boys like this. They seem to disappear when the cameras come out. I thought I would take adavntage of it while I had the chance.