Spurred on By the Internet Paying Attention to Him, Maxwell Sends Me a Second, Third, and Fourth Email

First I got this photo, with the message, “Bla bla bla water.”


Then I got this photo, with the message, ”┬áCat cat cat cat CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”


Then I got a second copy of yesterday’s picture with the message, “Ok you should not eat them.”

Those of you who know Tammy know where he gets this from.


  1. Heidi
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    He seems like more of a visual artist. Has Maxwell met Gladys yet? Think of the photo possibilities!

  2. momster
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    I like his photography and the way he doesn’t bloviate about water and about the cat(who is too cute!).Yes,we know about the water,Max.And cats!Purfect creatures!

  3. olivia
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    when is he setting up his Instagram? :)

  4. tanita
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    The “blah, blah, blah” just made me laugh out loud.

    This kid is too much. He’s only seven…? Eight?

    Am I adding to his age already? My nephew, at six, seems unbelievably old…

  5. adrienne
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    Heidi, I am trying not to get those two together.

    Momster, He’s a nut.

    Olivia, God help us. Hopefully he hasn’t figured that out yet. The school wanted to put him in a remedial reading program, and I was like, “You know, is this something we really want to rush?” The answer: NOT REALLY.

    Tanita, I know. My initial reaction was “What?” when I got the email, and then I was like, “OH, he’s being SARCASTIC because of my blog entry.”

    And you have his age exactly right: seven turning eight in December.

  6. momster
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Remedial reading!(My hair is standing on end.)Thank goodness no one is rushing.That labels a child.He would see himself as someone who can’t read well.And I think there is a cause other than inability.They wanted to put your cousin in a slow learner class until they tested and found he had a 140 IQ.You just never know what runs through the heads of kids that young.It is such a wild time of rapid learning.Max is a real character.That is high praise:)

  7. Melissa Onderdonk
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    You should see some of the pictures his cousin takes.. Talk about 2 peas in a pod, it must be male Onderdonk DNA that makes them nuts! I showed Alex these pictures and he laughed hysterically for what seemed like forever.

  8. tonderdo
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    The best part is I was unaware of the emails but I did look @ the photo stream & think, why is he taking pictures of water?

    And the sarcasm was just natural, I’m not sure he knows about the blog, at least that he’s a topic of the blog any way.

  9. adrienne
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Momster, They put all the kids in remedial reading now, basically.

    Melissa, I love watching Max and Alex interact. They’re both great, funny, smart kids.

    Tam, He has now cautioned me multiple times to watch out for the bananas. I think he is under the impression that he may be the only thing that stands between me and certain death.

  10. tonderdo
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    He was the loudest voice against having any latex in the Halloween costumes, “No, that would KILL Adrienne.” He does dislike death & LOVE you so it all makes sense.

  11. adrienne
    Posted October 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    He’s a good boy.

  12. Posted November 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    This cracked me up.

    Also, I apologize for not dropping by in eons. It was unintentional, I swear. Proof that I rely on my Twitter feed and similar things for reminders to check sites and updates from people. Oops!

    And also: Cat cat cat cat CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. adrienne
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I have barely dropped by my own web site in eons. Busy days, but good days. I hope it’s the same story for you!

  14. Posted November 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Yes to the “busy days, but good days” – I am fond of saying “crazy-busy but good-busy!”

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