Friday, May 25, 2007

Sheer amazement

This child blows me away. It just amazes me the things you do NOT have to teach them and they just know how to do. Like making truck noises. He pushes his trucks around the living room and makes the noise! I didn't teach him that. He just knew. A few months ago I found this really cute radio flyer trike at a garage sale. When I put him on it that evening, he made the truck noise as we peddled around the neighborhood. I probably need to clarify that too, it came with a handle bar for me to push him. He is not peddling by himself yet. He is good, but not that good.
The other day I was at my sisters swim meet at my old high school. There is a metal type barrier between the pool and the stands. The barrier has thick wire running across horizontally every 5 inches. It took him about 30 seconds to figure out if he got on his belly he could slide under the lowest one and get to the water. He didn't, his head was too big, but he was trying his hardest.
Speaking of that meet, I had the best experiance there. I taught swim lessons before I joined the Navy and while at this meet I ran into 3 of the kids I used to teach. What a good feeling that was. To know that I helped them even just a little bit become what they are today. Really good swimmers. Now I had them when they were 3 and 4 years old, so they have had a lot more influence than me since then, but I introduced them to the water and taught them the basics! That is just such a great feeling to me. And when I think about it, I get to do that with Baby Bear in EVERYTHING!!! It really makes me happy inside!
And on an even happier note, the Bear did not wake up until 640 this morning! YEAH for sleep!

1 comment:

MamaGeph said...

You are a natural born teacher, Mama Bear. :)