Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Young Thomas Edison

To me, this photo epitomizes the concentration and focus that comes so naturally to Abbott (and most children) when he's doing something that really engages him.

Here's the excerpt Abbott will read today at school from the book he's presenting (the photo above is his project about the book):

"Al had never been so disappointed in his life. He went home and set up his laboratory again with the encouragement of his mother. He continued to experiment and tinker with every gadget he could get his hands on. Usually his experiments did not work - but he always kept trying." - Young Thomas Edison by Michael Dooling.

11 comments:

Debra said...

I'd love to see Abbott give his report. Wonderful quote -for all of us-!
Try, try again!

Ina J Offret said...

And in fact today is the inventor's birth date!! Feb 11, 1847

KPiep said...

How exciting, a report! I can't wait until we have those in our house, too.

Paige said...

Isn't it amazing, watching our little ones grow up? Preparing for reports, learning how to save money, and all that big-people stuff! Would you believe my son made up his own chore-chart the other week? He actually set up tasks for himself to do everyday, like cleaning his room, and laundry, and he even penalizes himself by deducting $1 for every chore missed if he should start slacking. (!) It's astounding, I tell ya!

Joyce said...

It looks like Abbott is well prepared for his part today. He has a great piece to read. I like how the mother in the book is supportive and cheering her son to try, try and try again. She sounds a bit like Abbott's mom! (smile...)
Have a golden day! xoxo

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Ina: wow - that's almost eerie!! I'm glad you commented early in the morning; I'll tell Abbott right now (we haven't left for school yet) and he can tell his classmates as he gives his presentation!! Thanks! xoxo

Elissa said...

great quote!

Ina J Offret said...

Abbott will be well prepared!! xo

please sir said...

To be a kid again!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post! Such an important life lesson for us all. Hope his report went well!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks again everyone!! Abbott was very flattered by your remarks.