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Friday, September 12, 2008

Buddha the Scholar

While most kids Buddha's age have been in preschool for at least half a year now, he has yet to start. The reason for this is his unwillingness to poop on the toilet. He always poops in his diaper standing up and has somehow convinced himself that his poop just can't come out if he's sitting down. Hmmm...I wonder if I should try having him stand on the toilet seat....?

Well, anyway, I got some workbooks from Costco and have been working on writing with him. He's got his ABC's down. He's reading phonetically already. He knows his colors and shapes backwards and forwards. Counting is a cinch for him. So, what I set out to work on are his writing skills. Unbeknownst to me, he can actually already write as well. When I pulled out his workbook for the first time, I thought I'd test him and he just sat right down and wrote his name when I asked him to. Just like that. Well kick me in the pants and spit in my eye! I was flabbergasted. So, now we're just working on perfecting all these things and every day I'm wondering if I'm going to have that child who is excruciatingly bored in public school.

I love my little smarty pants. Here are some cute pictures from a recent school "session."


Dan said...


Mom and Dad said...

Start checking out programs for gifted children. Or look for private schools that will be more challenging. I like your pencil pictures and Soren is so cute sitting there working on his books.

KCGriffin said...

Way to go Liz! You must have done something right! I had my daughter Kylee in a preschool in Utah we both liked, but since moving to Alaska I can't say the preschool's here are up to par. So thanks for helping me realize I should do my own part as a parent and help teach her myself!

ScottnLisa said...

Crystal has one of those workbooks but she's only allowed to use it in church so she doesn't draw on the walls...sigh, two year olds.