Wednesday, October 04, 2006


This year, boy-o is doing so well in school, I feel incredibly grateful. The teacher calls him the "Math Guy" because his insights with numbers are beyond his years...he is reading for the first time...his writing is coming along...he is actually able to remember things and focus day-to-day, is so unlike Kindergarten's constant list of his "flaws" that I am a little staggered by it. But, yesterday he did have this paper in his backpack:

Come on, admit it--you sometimes struggle between determining fantasy versus reality too, right? Hmmm...I wonder where this boy of mine gets it?


Blogger deirdre said...

One of the wonderful about little boys is their ability to live in the imagination. Every action has a sound (which sometimes gets very old), anything is possible, all obstacles in life are best addressed by a power ranger. Why does learning to read and do math have to include forcing reality into their little brains? Poor, sad teacher.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Kim G. said...

I wish I had a dollar for every time my little guy (age 9) has started a sentence with the words, "What if . . .?" I've often wondered if he'll end up as a television or screenwriter some day because he comes up with the most wonderful stories and "sketches".

And your guy? What a gift that he loves math, too! Good for him! :)

10:33 AM  
Blogger bb said...

oh my goodness. i am more likely to see a mouse drive a car than ever wash a dog - euugghhh!
glad to hear your little guy's doing so well!

11:22 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

LOL! I love that! Gosh, why must the real world crush the imagination?! What might never have come to be, if people didn't have a little trouble seeing the difference between fantasy and reality? Walk on the moon? No. that can't happen.


12:43 PM  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

I wish my teacher called my son, "Math Guy".

Usually, we're happy if he makes it through the day if he doesn't streak through the halls.


2:52 PM  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

This is cute...he has a few more years of seeing piggies make cakes

One made a cake in my kitchen just yesterday..."sorry honey!"

hee hee


2:33 AM  
Blogger Laini Taylor said...

I don't know why, but this homework seems really terrible to me -- how soon do we really have to learn that mice don't drive cars? Can't that wait? Is Santa Claus in the homework too? How about some homework in using imagination to come up with fun fantasy scenarios instead? Sigh.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Neil said...

That is terrible that they want kids to choose between imaginary and not. That's half the fun of life.

5:35 PM  

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