The other day, out of the blue, Miles looked at me and said, "Mom-ee. I diff'rent."
I'm really not certain why he said it, or exactly what he meant, but he's not wrong.
While kids his age are fascinated with Barney, Miles can quote every line in "A Knight's Tale".
While other boys are playing superheroes, Miles plays with knights on horseback.
Other kids ask to go to the park. Miles asks to "Go castle? See gypsies, pease?"
Other kids beg for candy at the store. Miles begs for strawberries at the farmer's market.
Miles begs to have his teeth brushed. He sings, "We Are the Champions" instead of "Twinkle, Twinkle."
Other kids tantrum to get their way. Miles tantrums, too. Boy, does he ever tantrum. But then, eventually, he asks, "Momee, may I pease. . .?"
Yes, Miles, you are Different. And that is awesome.