The joy of a multi-layered life. After the bleakness of the last post, I was pondering what to write about. I started something on a work break earlier, didn't finish. Was standing in the living room a few moments ago, with a BRILLIANT idea - I came in to write it, but -
Finn thought differently.
He climbed up on my lap - I wouldn't say forcefully - more like with DETERMINATION.
And he said "I need play Teletuvvies. I need play Teletuvvies on the computer. I need play the TIGER."
So we did. We went to pbs.org and then to PBS kids and then to the Teletubbies and we played Guess the Animal shape, which is the game you get to when you click on the Tiger.
I forgot what I was going to write about. And that's okay. The present is enough, I think.
Because earlier, Finn counted. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10....
which he's done for a while.
Then he kept going - 13, 14, 15, etc - 20!
which he has also done, for a while.
THEN he continued - 21! 22! 23! 24! 25! 26! 27! 28! 29...
..... (big eyes, questioning me... I whisper "30")
FIRTY! FIRTY 1! FIRTY 2! FIRTY 3! FIRTY 4! FIRTY 5! FIRTY 6! FIRTY 7! FIRTY 8! FIRTY 9!
You get the idea. We went on to 40, then he kinda drifted away.
He is 4 years and 2 months old. And he has learned to count - and count, and count.
I was blown away. I don't know if it's exceptional or not, but it sure feels that way. A massive shift in understanding, the power of ten, the addition of a number in front of another number and how that unfolds and unfurls, pattern after pattern, into infinity
Amazing, don't you think? I do. I love him so much, and I just feel full of hope when I see him learn.