If I would have let 9-year-old Markus spend all day on a crane at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, he could have.
He didn't have much to say at OMSI.
While he was working, he was concentrating.
We moved on, trying our hands at making paper airplanes.
It was then that Markus let us see his sweet, funny personality.
Sitting with Markus, we learned that he loves school and learning.
He's best at math, but likes just about every subject in the third grade.
“I like reading, drawing, and of course you know I like making paper airplanes and doing science projects,” he said.
Markus likes video games and building things.
He also likes being active by playing football, basketball, and baseball.
He's also learning Tae Kwon Do.
“I like the moves, but they say you can't use it for fighting on purpose, you have to use it to defend yourself,” Markus said.
After his Tae Kwon Do session, Markus is looking forward to getting back in the pool and taking swim lessons.
But these are all things he'd like to do with a family.
Markus loves the idea of family time, celebrations, and traditions.
He wants to be adopted and knows there is family out there for him that he just hasn't met yet.
He sure is a good kid, with a bright future ahead of him.
“I learned from an origami book to challenge yourself and your friends who can fly the farthest,” he said.
And with the right foundation and wind under his wings, he'll soar.
Just like his paper creation.
If you'd like information about adopting Markus, you can call Northwest Adoption Exchange at 1-800-927-9411.