November 29, 2006
I just had to gloat a little. My seven year old continues to amaze me. Sometimes you think things are just NOT SINKING IN with her. Especially with a "blondie-lox" like my Morgan. She is a bubble of estrogen, that one. Kevin and I often stare at each other in disbelief over how dingy she can be (she gets it from his side of the family - his hair was WHITE it was so blonde during his childhood). He often says I have blonde roots under my scalp somewhere, but I can fool people since my hair has always been brown. Either way, I'm not sure even with blonde roots that I could ever have been as bubbly as my Morgan.
"Blondie-lox" is no dummy, however. She's a genuine smarty-britches (pants, that is... for you northern readers). The other day (over a month ago now), we were sitting in my room discussing a project that requires making "scratch and sniff" spice cards for our 'Other Senses' KONOS unit study. After you put the spices on the cards you are supposed to have a "smelling contest" to see who can guess the most spice names right.
Morgan (Blondie-lox) says to me enthusiastically, “We could even use your favorite spice, Mommy… you know….” Silence. She draws a blank. I didn't tell her what it was, because I figured she would remember in a second and blare it out. I just never figured HOW she would remember would be so interesting!
She then stands up and looks at our World Map on the wall next to her over my bed. She points her finger to French Guiana as she stands on my bed staring at our laminated Sam's Club Rand McNally World M Series Map. [French Guiana is above Brazil on the South American continent in case you don't know where to find it.] It dawns on me slowly why she's looking there. It is because she knows the capitol city of French Guiana is the SAME as my favorite spice’s name!!!!!
So…do you know my favorite spice? Morgan yelled it out to me and I clapped and cheered! Amazing how our brains work (the intricate network that forms our memory banks)! God is awesome. Homeschooling is awesome, too!
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