Monday, September 26, 2011

he is learning

BR started preschool.  He goes for less than three hours on weekdays but he is learning a LOT.  He is learning to write his own name and he also is learning to draw (photos to come).  The other day I was commenting about how he is the first of the kids to attend preschool and how well he is doing and blah blah and L. was quick to explain: "We didn't go to preschool because we are smart."

Well, he might not know what some seven year-olds know, but he does love to learn and to share what he has learned. "Mommy, did you know that Santa lives up Papa's nose?"  (Ok so he didn't actually learn that one at school.  He swears that Grandpa Tom told him that while at the beach reunion.)
Me: "Wait, do you think it's called the 'Nose Pole'?"
Him (with a look of utter disdain): "Of COURSE not."

He's got plenty of questions, too.  Like, "Why are pickup trucks so famous?" 
Me:  "Uh, what do you think 'famous' means?"
Him: "That people like it alot."
Me: "Ok. So people like trucks because they are useful.  You can carry lots of heavy loads--"
Him, interrupting: "Oh I know.  It's because they can carry lions and monsters and stuff."

He even knows how to find out the answers to questions you might not know.
Him: "Mommy, where's that weird noise in the kitchen coming from?"
Me: "Uhh...I don't know.  But I can probably figure it out."
Him: "That's okay, just google it."

In other news, he has also been taking a martial arts class.  It meets three times a week and he LOVES it.*  He's not too bad, either, and the other kids seem a little, uh, timid about being paired with him during the sparring sessions.  He's really into it, we'll just say that. 

he earned his belt last week finally and there was a little ceremony when they handed it over.  It was darling, but don't tell him that.  (Tell him he looked tough and awesome.)

Anyway. He loves martial arts and he loves school and between those two, and having a stable place to live at last, he seems to have (finally, finally) grown out of those exceedingly terrible threes (during which he did in fact pretend to be not-so-smart). 

We are very proud. 

* sidenote: the class is held in a rollerskating rink straight from 1987.  It's totally rad.


graMoM said...

We are ALL very proud of this rough and Awesome kid!

p-roc's mom said...

that is awesome. cousin p is jealous of the martial arts for sure. he wants to be just as adorable - i mean fierce - as BR.

and trucks are pretty famous, it's true.

leia said...

your sweet love and acceptance has helped him get this far, which is so far.

L. said...