I picked Brendan up from school this afternoon and headed to my house with him. We stopped at Calypso to eat which could have gone better but was pretty good for the most part. It's way too hard for him to stay in his chair and eat. He bothered a few people which embarrassed me, but I'll keep working on this. He can do it better at some restaurants than others. I don't believe he's ever stayed put for an entire meal at my house or Mother's. I have to keep in mind that I'm accustomed to Brian, who was so easy - unbelievably so. This isn't selective memory - he really was. Brian entertained himself, behaved well everywhere I took him, and was fun to be around. I'm not going to say he was perfect, but he was close enough for me.
Brendan has a lot going for him. He's never met a stage he didn't like and can reproduce/imitate any voice and sound he hears AND remembers everything, too! He would be great at doing voice-overs and acting. He's enthusiastic, loving, and creative! I love him and will try to keep up with him this weekend! We'll have fun and do lots of things.
Also let's face it - I'm twice as old as I was when Brian was Brendan's age. Makes a big difference!