It came as a great surprise to me yesterday when I found out at George's school that he is super shy.
What??? I seriously had no idea. I was shocked. Chuck was shocked. Grandma was shocked. The kid is such a Chatty Cathy at home and everywhere else. He's not shy at all and loves to sing songs at the top of his lungs whenever the mood strikes him. He loves to carry on conversations with us and answer our questions. He's fantastic and full of energy and personality, so when I dropped him off at school yesterday (for the first time in a long time because Rosie had been doing that for us), I asked him to say hello to his teacher and he just shook his head and looked down at his feet.
I looked at him in confusion and said, "George? Why aren't you going to say 'hi'?"
His teacher interrupted and said sweetly, "Oh, it's okay. He never says hi. He's so shy with us."
My eyes widened, "What?! He's not shy."
This time her eyes widened as she responded, "He's always shy here. He never really says much to us."
I couldn't believe it. We can't shut him up at home - which is great because we adore hearing him talk, but wow, what a strange turn of events. And then I realized that he really hadn't said a single word to me since we entered the school. Every question I asked was answered with a nod or shake of his head.
This has really impacted our often-stated assumption that "George will be the first kid we have to bail out of jail." Seriously, we have believed this to be true and had accepted our fate, or rather, his fate. So, this new revelation has really surprised us! I mean, look at this kid. He's full of mischief!
And in case the pictures are enough to show how full of energy he is, here are some random videos of him, which are not in jeopardy of going viral.