Wednesday, November 29, 2006


A few days ago, during play time, my eight year old DD spent quite a bit of time showing four year old DS how to write the number 8. After several failures, he finally managed to write one just like her by making an S and following through to the top. This thrilled him. Excitedly, he made another one, and then another. Before long the page was filled with 8's.

Hopping up and down, dancing in circles, he came to me and announced, "Mommy, I have decided! I have decided! I am going to make 8's for the rest of my life!" Then he proceeded to do so.

It is two days later, and he is still making 8's. The papers are all over the house! Big 8's, little 8's; 8's in every color of the rainbow; 8's made with crayons; 8's made with markers; 8's made with pens. It's hilarious! Now, if I could only harness that enthusiasm and use it on myself, I could get a whole lot more projects completed. 

May the bliss of childhood make you smile today as it has done for me.

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    November 29, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by Malgomaj

    Yes, it made me smile! Thanks for sharing. I can imagine all the beautiful eights in your house. My 4-year-old shows the same persistence when it comes to playing the piano, to my delight but probably to our neighbours grief ;)

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    November 29, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by kateyz

    How exciting to see learning embraced with such enthusiasm!! I'm sure you're treasuring your new home decor!
    Thanks for sharing~

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    November 29, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by Leigh2

    LOL...he sounds just like my Jared. :o) Jared takes his handwriting book with him EVERYWHERE so that he can show people how well he makes his letters. And I keep finding papers all over the house will his name written on them. I only hope school work keeps being this fun for him!

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    November 29, 2006 - Crazy 8's

    Posted by HarmonyArtMom

    I wish I could put that feeling in a jar and open it up when I need to remember how great it is to see your child be *excited* about learning...if only all learning could be that way!

    Our "happy 8" moment was yesterday when we had our first real frost and the back deck had a splendid sheet of ice formed overnight. The boys spent the first few minutes of school outside running and sliding across the surface of the ice. Squeals of delight, giggles of bliss, cheeks pink with the exertion.......such a great memory for them.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Harmony Art Mom

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    November 29, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by reformingmama

    Loved this! :)

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    November 29, 2006 - hi..........

    Posted by Fiffi

    How funeeeee.......... I love a child with creativity and enthusiasm! They can take on the world!Your son sounds like one of them!

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    November 30, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by opheliag

    How wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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    December 1, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by Jocelyndixon

    I was just reading the Inklings.. they have a very nice paper! ;-)

    Well you can tell your DC that #8 was my # in softball and I'm honoured that they like it so much! LOL

    I hope you will stop by soon!!

    Mára mesta,