Timmy and His Pink Dinosaur

27 May
Timmy and Hershey

Timmy and Hershey

Timmy was given his mom’s dinosaur (her old flip phone) to take pictures at the farm and to carry around like all the other teens do today. Timmy is seventeen, but he will be perpetually six. He is a constant fixture at my farm and he represents Raise Your Dreams Farm prouder than I do. He does not take off his RYD Farm sweatshrts unless they are being washed. He carries brochures, just in case he runs into someone that wants to find out about his “job” at the farm. He talks of nothing else, but the horses and the people that are graced to know this precious soul.

This day was special. He would be like all of the other teenagers at the farm. As soon as he got out of the car that morning, he held the phone to his ear and pretended that he was having a conversation, hoping that everyone would ask him about his newest acquisition.

Never mind that it is pink, he carried it with pride. Timmy is always the last one to leave the farm, and it is during this time that he shows his real thoughts without the pressure of having to fit in. He was eager to show me that there were built in songs on his phone that he could listen to.

I asked him about this music and he said, “Right here, the ring tones!” Now to most, we would not qualify ring tones as music. But to Timmy this was the top twenty songs and he was proud to play each one to me and give me a commentary of his critique.

The choices for ring tones were-
“Pick It Up!”
“Who’s Calling?”
“What Do They Want?”
“Hello! Hello!”

“Miss Jill, this is what the cool kids listen to and he played,’Pick It Up'” It was a jingle that sounded similar to a rap.

With that he held the pink phone to his ear and danced like a chicken lifting his legs high and jerking his head forward and back.

I could not help my spontaneous laughter. Surely I had hurt his feelings, I thought. I tried to control my laughter and he walked towards me. Instead of being upset with me, he just wrapped his arms around me and started laughing too.

That is the simplistic beauty of Timmy. He can dance with abandon to ring tones, especially, “Pick It Up!” Because he is cool like all of the other teenagers. He has a “pink dinosaur” and therefore he fits into the ever changing teenage cool zone.

I am wealthy beyond measure and everyday I am reminded of it! I have people at this farm that bless me with an abundance of riches.

Thanks Timmy for making me laugh, you are PRICELESS!

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2 Responses to “Timmy and His Pink Dinosaur”

  1. amylk103 May 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM #

    Timmy certainly is one to learn from! So wise beyond his years.

    • anythingforhorseandrider May 29, 2014 at 4:48 AM #

      He is total joy! I love being with that kid. He makes me realize how many flaws I have, for he seems to straighten me out without saying anything!

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