Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tribute Tuesday - Tallen

Tuesday's Tribute

This week's Tribute is to my brother Tallen.
He is 5 years old and has Asperger's Syndrome.
He is the funniest, smartest, craziest little guy I have ever met.
I usually end up at Mom's once a day for a few hours (Mainly to sneak a nap on her super squishy bed)
Everyday no matter what Tallen greets me at the door. Sometimes he locks me out, occasionally he is still mad at me for leaving the day before, but within minutes he usually reminds me that I have on Mama's shoes or my fiance's shirt.
He is brutally honest. If your shirt is too tight or your skirt is too short he will be sure to let you know.
Usually an hour or so into the visit he disappears into his own little world. Googling China or shopping on Amazon. But when I go to to leave he always makes sure to give me a hug and a kiss,a nosey nosey, a butterfly kiss and our latest addition (Which makes me cooler than Cina who does the same routine) is a high five.
When he was a little baby and couldn't sleep Mom and I would take turns walking him around the kitchen while listening to R.E.M. He would be quiet until it got to the part where he would sing "Yeah , Yeah, Yeah"
When he was Twoish Mom wanted him to watch educational programing but we would sneak late at night and eat ice cream and watch SpongeBob.
And that is why I picked Tallen this week...He Rocks!


  1. What a great tribute! You seem to have a great relationship with him!

  2. He sounds like such a great little brother.