Sunday, May 17, 2009

Problem Solving

One of my favorite parts about being a mom is getting to watch as my boys develop. It is especially fascinating to hear their thoughts and watch their minds grow and expand. For example, this little cutie here

is learning to problem solve and think sequentially. It is amazing to see this unfold. For example, on a recent walk, we had two very interesting conversations. We passed a tennis court that is usually locked up. This time, there were people playing on it. Iain thought a lot about playing tennis, and eventually said, "I would like to play tennis. I need a racket and a ball." Long pause as he contemplates the next step. "And I need to figure out how to get in."

We walked by a tall brick building.
Iain: Is that building very tall? (side note: Iain often asks questions instead of making statements. Especially funny when I say something wrong like, "the yellow blanket is Cory's" and he replies, "Is the yellow blanket mine?" And it is. Anyway.)
Me: Yes, it is.
Iain: Can we go on top of it?
Me: How would we get on top?
Iain: (thinks for a while) We could get a ladder.
Me: That's very true (thinking what a brilliant son I have). But people don't like it when other people climb on their buildings. Unless they are firemen.
Iain: (thinks some more) But pretend firemen can go on top.


And a funny note: tonight I mentioned to Jeremy that I had a headache. Iain overheard and said he would pray for me. Then he said, "Dear Jesus, thank You for Mama's head. In Jesus' name, amen." I guess that puts things into perspective, huh? I mean, at least I have a head. :)

P.S. Here's some more perspective for you: if we were going to have another baby as close to Cory's age as he is to Iain's, the baby would have been born yesterday. Wow.

1 comment:

Mrs said...

Ok, that's the SECOND time you've mentioned future children and babies.

[drumming fingers]

I LOVE that he needs a ball and a racket and to figure out how to get in. Next time, tell him the zookeeper lets them out.