Nathan was a serious kid – not that he was not silly but that he really didn’t appreciate it when others did silly things to interact with him just because he was a kid. He never appreciated one of the oncologists, who, used to an average 2 year old, would say “Is there a tiger in your tummy?” when listening to Nathan’s chest with the stethoscope. Even at that age Nathan would give him a LOOK and say “no”.
He also did not want to be forced to do silly things. There is proof of this on our tree in the form of an ornament he made in preschool. He was NOT pleased to be forced to put on reindeer ears and smile for the camera. Check out his expression. I LOVE this ornament because it is a little piece of his personality captured forever.