I can’t completely spill the beans on Kevin, because he is afterall just about to be an official teenager, which means exactly that he will begin to protect his privacy with all his teeth bared. So, just before that happens I can relinquish just a few interesting unknowns.
He’s trying to learn the discipline of hard work. Most tasks at school come so easy for him that he prefers to float in that direction. But his mean mama wants him to have a tenacious work ethic so she gives him jobs that include cleaning the kitty litter, refreshing pet water bowls, weeding the garden, and doing greasy dishes. He can do it and get an allowance with a good attitude. Or, he can do it with a bad attitude for free.
Best quote from Kevin: His nosey mother asked him while riding to tennis practice if he’s noticed any intersting girls in seventh grade to which he answered: “Mom, (exasperated look in the eyes) I’m twelve years old, I am still socially awkward.”
He’s enterprising. He laid down his novel, which he reads a couple a week, to earn three dollars to model in all these photos. He could have earned five, but he had attitude with the photographer, forgetting who was in charge of when enough was enough.