Tell me something embarrassing about Solomon because I enjoy his discomfort
Mama Eden did, and frequently still does, discuss embarrassing things he did as a small child. She, like you, derives significant amusement from his discomfort.
So, here’s a list of things of varying levels of embarrassing. Take your pick.
He went through a longggggg period of pretending he was an animal. For at least part of every afternoon – often at the most inconvenient times – insisting on being reacted to as though he was.
This led to him stalking strangers through grocery stores, uttering occasional threatening growls; screaming loudly and pouncing (on people he knew), responding only in barks, meows, and hisses; eating very strange things such as actual cat food; peeing on things once or twice, etc.
This – the private imagining, not the actual outward behavior – is something he still resorts to when he’s feeling unwell or out of sorts. Pet the kitty, love the puppy, leave foxie alone under his pillow fort it’s not time for dinner yet. He’s found it’s easier to be kind to himself and give himself the space/comfort/whatever it is he needs if he thinks of himself as an animal.
Was a late thumb-sucker.
Will not use public bathrooms for anything besides reluctant peeing or urgent emergencies. Demands a huge amount of personal space surrounding personal habits and bodily functions. Eden delights in pestering him when he’s in the shower.
Likewise – and you know about this one – he has a mortal dread of other people in a not-sexy context seeing him naked. He isn’t ashamed, he just has really strong feelings about things like locker rooms. (I really feel for him, actually.)
So he’s a little uptight.
Saw Jurassic Park, has been terrified of velociraptors ever since.
Inordinately fond of chickens.
Will freak if he’s in a body of natural water and feels anything brush him.
Has a hidden folder of handwritten poetry taped to the underside of his study desk in his bedroom. This may be the most embarrassing.
Cries more than you think he does. Cries kind of a lot.
Has a small stuffed bunny under his pillow. Pretend not to notice it, for god’s sake.
I mean, basically he’s still a kid, he has a lot of weird transitional kid things going on.