Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Baby's Got Brains
How cute is my little punkindoodle head?
If I was one of "those" parents I would pretend like he's a genius and I taught him the continents because we're so advanced at the Hendrick Academy in Da Hood...
Put down the razor blade. Really, Ashton probably couldn't point out Africa on a globe from...really, I don't even know if he knows what a globe is...
We started Kindergarten with Hayden last month...his first unit was on the Earth...the continent and oceans.
We sang this song to remember the names of all the continents.
Ashton never joined in. He just quietly plays with his fire trucks at the table while we do school.
Then, today, he was sitting playing with his cars singing this song so softly and sweetly and smartly.
We all were astonished.
He has done this sort of thing before...I think he's off in la-la land, playing with his toys near where we're doing school.
I will ask Hayden, "What does P say?"
Hayden will say,with his eyebrows raised, very interested... "I don't know. What DOES it say?"
He doesn't understand that I'm trying to ask him a question to see if he knows the answer. Instead, he acts like I'm trying to tell him a joke. He thinks I have a punch line for my question. School with him is already very interesting.
Then, out of nowhere Ashton will stop playing and say, "Hayden...P says pu" then he goes back to lining up his cars.
I look over at him, already back into raising his fire truck's ladder up and down...in his own little world again.
The room is silent for a moment as the boys and I look at each other in amazement.
Then, that's when I remind Ashton ONCE AGAIN that he is the baby...he needs to play and stop learning...that babies play with toys...they don't climb tall walls or know phonics.
We really need a new baby quick.