As mom's, we all want to think of our kids as extraordinary!
And though we are not wrong, each child is talented and special in their own way...
But sometimes us moms can get a little over excited, and maybe think a little too highly of our kids.
Like me the other day when I thought Zander might be a mathematical genius! haha
So here is what happened....
Zander loves angry birds, and he loves activity/coloring books.
He really is super smart, he loves to learn.
So he gets excited about the purzzles, and the "find whats different" activities in the coloring books.
He even loves to count! And for the most part he gets these activities correct.
Its super sweet and I love watching his learn.
He comes running to me asking for help.
"Mommy, can you write a 2 here?"
I'm only half paying attention, busy with chores on my mind, as he hands me a crayon and I write a '2'.
He runs off and then comes back a minute later...
"Mommy can you write a 9 here?"
I do what he asks, and this happens one more time when he asks me to write a 3.
Finally I'm like "Wait, what!?"
stop and focus for a moment, and realize that he isnt just counting the
angry birds and having me write how many he has counted... These are
MATH problems, Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division....
AND he is getting all the answers CORRECT!
I was in awe! Wondering how in the world he understood and knew the answers to these math problems. I thought to myself, wow could I really have a mathematical genius for a child!? So I got down on my knees to his lever to talk to him.
"Zander, wow good job! How did you know what the answers were? Can you show mommy!?"
Zander gets an excited and proud smile on his face and says yes. Then he flips to the back of the book and shows me where it has the answers!!
Oh boy, it STILL makes me laugh just thinking about it.
My sweet little smarty pants!!