That's Lowell and his main man, General George Washington. We went to Washington's Headquarters in Newburgh this weekend to get our Presidents Day geek on. Lowell is a big fan of the Revolutionary War. Of any war, actually. The other day he was asking about WWI and then WWII, and then he asked "when was World War III?" I told him, of course, that it hadn't happened yet and he was bitterly disappointed.
I look at that picture of him and GW and all I can think is NERD ALERT! Poor kid. He comes from a long line of nerds of one type or another. (Exhibit A: I just spent 10 minutes researching whether or not there is an apostrophe in "Presidents Day." Answer is that the jury is out since it isn't the official name of the holiday so I went with none since that's what the AP does. Even though the AP does not use the Oxford comma. I'm sorry, am I digressing?) I can tell already based on his choice of almost exclusively non-fiction reading material that he is doomed to a life of highly obsessive interests. So far it's geography, vulcanology (he insists on that term), and military history. So, yeah. Gonna have to beat the girls off with a stick. Actually, I'm not worried. Nerds have a way of finding each other.