Published: 08:45 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2010
There are moments in a mother’s life when she experiences children who pay no respect to boundaries. My second child was THIS Child. He was a Houdini. In one vacation he stood on Elvis’ Grave, AND he scaled over boulders in attempt to come face to face with a dinosaur!
He’s 21 now and MUCH calmer. He still marches to his own drummer, but fences, for the most part, hold him back! He was featured in a story run by the Associated Press called, “Met’s Picasso Mishap Worst Fear for Parents” on January 26, 2010.
Here is the excerpt featuring my Zac:
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“NEW YORK (AP) — A trip here. A misplaced elbow there. The stumbling art student who tore a Picasso tapped into the worst fears of clumsy grown-ups and every well-intentioned parent who dares venture into big-people museums with small children.
Signs demanding DO NOT TOUCH don’t mean much when accidents happen, especially when the culprits aren’t old enough to read but are small enough — and antsy enough — to dash through barriers.
The Moment for Julee Morrison of Taylorsville, Utah, came at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, a huge attraction in Memphis, Tenn., with more than 600,000 visitors a year. All she wanted to do was feed her then 4-year-old son’s interest in the King. The boy was regaling his family with fun facts when his little brother disappeared.
“We were in line at the gravesite when I glanced around and there on top of Elvis’ grave was my 18-month-old. He had squeezed through the rod-iron gate. I was horrified!” she said.
Morrison was too big to follow him, resorting to bear crackers as a bribe to get him in her clutches. “Eyes were burning on my neck.”
On the same three-week, cross-country trip, her little escape artist climbed over faux boulders to get to a dinosaur at a museum out West. “I bent over to tie my 4-year old’s shoe. When I stood up, Zac had scaled the boulders and headed into the exhibit to touch the dinosaur,” she said.”