This kid rocks. He is hysterical, helpful, and fun! I just adore him.
He is a very thoughtful kid and sensitive to those around him. He was very concerned when I recently had a gum grafting procedure and brought me a get well card on the sofa and prayed for me that night….all of his own thought. We weren’t all that concerned about me, but he picked up on the fact that my mouth hurt and was worried for me.
My brother gave our family a Wii for Christmas and this new “toy” has totally captured D’s attention. He loves the world of Mario, including Mario Party, Mario Kart, and Mario Bros. His favorite game is Mario Bros and he can tell you just about every secret coin, tunnel or cannon!
We have had to experiment with this new electronic in the house and have finally settled on an allotted time of one hour a day, taken in two separate 30 minute chunks. One chunk is before lunch and the other is after 3 PM. This seems to work best for everyone.
One afternoon I saw C (age 3) and D (age 6) sitting in laundry baskets on the sofa while playing in the afternoon. This cracked me up!
One major accomplishment for D this year is learning to read. He is doing great!
Of course, Mario rears his head again because D’s favorite book is his Super Mario Bros Wii 192 page guide. He knows this book in its entirety. I am 100% certain I could have tossed out my, “Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading,” and just handed him this book because this book gave him motivation, which my phonics book does not.
Either way, he loves to read and it is fun to listen to him!
This kid is a talker and he talks quite a bit. He tells stories about his day and he is ALWAYS thinking. ALWAYS. I love when he shares his random thoughts on his mind. Typically it is how to pass a tough spot in a Mario Bros world…
“You know, Mom, where that cannon is in world 5-6? I think that if I ….”
If you get him while he is tired, he doesn’t stop talking. Literally. Does. Not. Stop. In fact, about once a month we are quite entertained by a very tired D at the dinner table who can not stop giggling and talking no matter what we do or say. We usually give up and just laugh.
This guy has wonderful facial expression. They speak volumes without a word and make his story telling that much more engaging! I think he might have a future as a storyteller!
This guy likes a variety of sports right now. He is playing softball with our homeschool group and is quite good. He enjoys tossing the Frisbee with his dad. He also is interested in trying basketball next year. I definitely see a packed sports calendar in our future.
Another big boy accomplishment is the mastery of his bike without training wheels! He is 6 years old and the nice thing about waiting a little bit for him was that it only took about an hour for him to get it!
Our house is all things Avengers and Spiderman right now. We have had a Spiderman phase, Captain America, and Ironman come through the house. Ironman is the current favorite and as I type this he is sitting in the car in his Ironman PJ’s in the middle of the day. He loves to wear them everywhere!
Finally, he is very “into” his Legos now and uses them for more than “trash” for the diggers to pick up. He loves to build things and the Star Wars Legos kits are his favorites! His mind is always at work in his big pile of Legos.
D is a great kid. I love spending time with him. He is content, imaginative, and thoughtful. Love that boy!