First, for those of you curious about our weather around here let me assure you that in our particular town life is normal.? We keep hearing about widespread damage in our area, but in Tacoma there is no physical evidence that the governor declared Washington in a state of emergency.? However, if you check out these photos you will see a different picture.? They are ones my mom took yesterday in her neighborhood.? She lives about an hour south of me and on the edge of Capitol Forrest.? At the current moment she is either a) out harassing her neighbors and snapping more photos, b) able to free herself from her home and at her lovely place of employment or c) washed away by that raging river.? I called and she’s not answering.? I suppose I could try her cell phone, but I have chocolates to make.
This morning the trusty husband and I had the pleasure of taking the boy to his 3 year check up.? The entire way from the school to the doc’s I heard, “I don’t wanna go to Dr. Ma-tala’s.”
The boy weighed in at 26 1/2 pounds and 36″ tall.? He’s in the 25th percentile for height and up to the 5th for weight.? We told you he was a little bloke.
The doc asked us all kinds of questions about development and how he’s doing.? We told him that he knows all of his letters, numbers, colors and shapes.? We are now working on letter sounds.? He has an incredible memory and is extremely athletic.? To this the doctor replied, “Have you thought about your future education plan?”? Basically, he suggested that we consider schooling beyond what our local public schools have to offer.? He guessed the boy would be actually reading on his own by at least age 5 and since he won’t enter kindergarten until 6 weeks before his 6th birthday he will be too advanced for standard kindergarten curriculum.
Needless to say I’m scared shitless.? We know the boy is scary smart.? We aren’t trying to make him that way.? He just has this thirst for knowledge that is beyond most children his age.? Technically we have a while before we have to worry about this, but if he keeps up at the pace he’s at we’ll need to find a more advanced preschool.? It’s sad when your 3 year old corrects your pronunciation of words.