“Aunt Lisa, the sun’s out. You have to get up.”
The little one had crawled into bed and was nose to nose with me. I got up to see what time it was … 8:10. My gosh!
And so began Day 2 with the Princess.
Aside from the fact that we had a late start, today was a great day here at the Casa. Hub & I were determined to establish a relaxing, yet action-packed day and I think we did just that. When it looked like the Princess was tiring with one activity, we transitioned her into another one. When she started to get whiny, we changed the subject. The best part? We had fun!
I was telling the Writer that I bet the Princess didn’t realize that the time she spent here at the Casa would be almost all school, all the time. Best part was, she was learning new concepts and not even realizing it.
Hub worked with her on her handwriting and I got to work with her on her math. It was amazing to watch her learn through discovery-play and how easily she grasped the concept of fractions just by playing with Hub’s fraction pies and fraction bars.
The kid’s five years old!
I almost started crying at one point because it was so beautiful to see how excited she was when she saw, touched, and talked through a “3 pie” and that it meant that the only pieces that would make a perfect “3 pie” were those that had a 3 on the bottom of the fraction and then to translate that information into “4 pies” and “12 pies.” I was ecstatic when she was able to generalize this new knowledge to the 3, 4, & 12 bars.
It was absolutely beautiful!
I was talking to the Writer and she asked if I could teach her how to add. I told her she can. She & I were adding 2 digit by 2 digit numbers mentally. When she wanted to move to 3 digit by 3 digit, I told her that I needed to wait until we could get some paper because I couldn’t do it in my head. Not true, but the numbers we were going to add required borrowing and that would have just confused her if we continued our mental math game. I totally blew the Writer away when I told her that Princess isn’t adding using her fingers and CAN add 7 + 9 without any hesitation or fingers.
This child is amazing!
Not a biased opinion at all.
By the way, in my defense, the reason I had slept in so late was because my allergies were bothering me so badly that I got up around 3 in the morning and took some Benadryl. Anything stronger than aspirin knocks me out and this morning was no exception.
The moral of this story? Either suffer or take the Benadryl before I go to sleep in the first place!