Life with kids is ALWAYS an adventure. And I have 3 who are only 3 years apart. (yes, we're crazy.) This is my place to capture the craziness in all it's glory, because childhood only happens once. (thank goodness!)

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

busy brains at work

Little Einstein

Adam never ceases to amaze me. I love that he has passed the stage of simply regurgitating what he's been told and actually putting different things he's been told together to make sense of new things.

Friday night we met up with cousins for dinner. We were sitting eating when Adam starts saying "mom, mom! I have to tell you something."

"What do you need to tell me Adam?"

"When you have 4 kids (his 4 cousins) and 3 kids (him and his brother and sister) then that makes 7 kids!"

Okay, so maybe you're thinking that adding 3 and 4 is no big deal. But it's that he sat and figured it out all by himself. And to be quite honest I'm not that good of a mother and I haven't taught him about addition. He really just figured it out all on his own. (that or PBS is doing a really stellar job raising my child.)

Later on as we were loading in the car he was sounding out the word LOFT. (there was an Anne Taylor Loft across from where we were parked.) He was in he car seat making all the sounds. L-O-F-T. I was mostly just ignoring it as background noise until he said. "Mom! Mom! L-O-F-T spells loft!" And I sat there a little stunned. I looked at Mike and said "Did you tell him that?" Mike said no. He had sounded it out all by himself. Thank you Between The Lions.

He also has stopped needing my help to build a big train track. We have wooden train tracks for his Thomas Trains and up until this week he always wanted my help making a BIG track. But this week when we got the trains out he informed me that he was going to make a big track all by himself. So I just sat back and watched, really expecting that halfway through he'd hit a snag because making a big track takes a lot of fore planning and rearranging to get everything working just right. But he did it all by himself! And there weren't even any dead ends. Everything connected to something else. I must say I was impressed.

Here is the track that he built all by himself.


All I have to say is that either is he stinking smart (like his parents) or PBS is better than I remember!


Principessa said...

So I've been trying to put my finger on it and I finally figured it out! This picture of Adam reminds me of "another smart little boy"

Ryan said...

Little did he know a disastrous thing called "Harrison" would shortly strike the track.

orangemily said...

He is so stinkin' smart!!

Karen said...

When he whipped out 7 kids the other night, I was impressed. He has one of those minds that is always working. Look out when he starts asking for help on home work. :)

Nicole said...

Since Natalie's link is broken in her comment I asked her was smart little boy she was talking here it is, "another smart little boy"