Saturday, January 25, 2014
Pictures from the Past
I got to hang out with this little boy on a "date" today. He seemed very pleased to be alone with me, even though he didn't have a lot to say at the beginning. By the end of our time together he was more chatty.
His teachers say he is a driven learner and that he is very kind to his classmates. He is always trying to keep up, to succeed, to be better than the other boys, even if they are older. He has a stubborn way about him, and an inborn ability to doggedly keep trying until he masters whatever it is that he wants to do.
We tell him he doesn't have to, to just be 6- but telling him doesn't really seem to help. So I try to encourage his play with his sister- where he can just play at a slower pace with less competition. He is adaptable, fitting in well with everyone in the family. With Deacon he plays rough and tumble and sports. With Roman he plays legos and pretend. With Berean he looks at books or does hidden pictures or plays duplos. With Ever he is silly.
I hope that what he is learning as a middle child and the youngest boy of 3 will serve him well in life.