Yesterday had some interesting things that I couldn't write about at the time.
I was in the kitchen, piddlin' and cleaning, and Trev shouted from the den "I spelled map, Mom!"
I wasn't sure - it's not an astounding occurrence - "Oh, good." ?? "Are you pleased with yourself?"
I wasn't sure exactly what he was excited about.
He had a game on - one that he hasn't played in a while, I think it was JumpStart Advanced K. When I walked through later is when I took the picture yesterday. He was spelling shed. Just the "e", but he had flown through the grayed out letters, and advanced in just a minute or two into the "fill in the blank". Thus, shed. And several other words.
I was impressed. His phonics learning is coming along. I was telling my friend that in the car a couple of days ago we were playing a "I"m thinking of..." game, and I said "a farm animal that starts with c h." "Chicken!" He said. Again, I was impressed, we haven't done any phonetic drills, of course.
Evidently, no worries.
The next thing was an hour or so later he decided to play Math 1-2. Which is also well loved around here. I picked it up at Target last year, and Trev has always loved it.
Anyway - yesterday he was on a higher level than he usually is. He was at this particular time doing addition. Usually when we have a math question, we use either the abacus, or I hold up my hands. "Okay, we have five, and we take away three, what's left?" sort of thing.
Yesterday I helped him with one, and left the room.
I went back in a few minutes later, and what was happening but that he was sitting there adding on his fingers. Maybe not impressive to anyone else, but that was a first. He took it right upon himself to figure out what 6 + 3 was. (He came up with eight, as he counted the "sixth" finger and only added two more, but still...)
Lastly - from Eric - "Every time I get worried about something, or wonder, they do something that blows me away."