Friday, October 14, 2011

never a dull moment


Yesterday morning, as we were getting out of our car preparing to walk in to school, a grandmother and her two grandchildren passed us. ‘What are you good at, grandma?’ I made eye contact with her, and we both smiled. ‘I am good at all sorts of things – science, gardening, singing,…’ I strained to hear more of the conversation as they continued on out of earshot.


I’m finding myself thinking back to that encounter this morning. The boys and I will be spending the whole day together; it’s a conference preparation day for teachers at school. I love the way kids think, the questions they ask and the things they discuss. They never cease to surprise me.

I hear them starting to stir one floor below. ‘Cal, I can multiply millions.’ ‘How about billions?’ ‘I haven’t gotten to that yet.’ And my cue, 'mom's going to make pancakes.'

I’ll let you know how it goes.

7 comments:

Oakmoss said...

you're such a good mama.

erin said...

i too, love hearing those conversations with elders and am always smiling when i hear the genuine interest in a child's questions. sometimes that can be overlooked or not taken seriously.
my boys contitnue to teach me so much!

have a nice weekend :)

Purple Flowers said...

I love the stories about your children. Their outlook on their world is so refreshing. Enjoy your weekend!

Francesca said...

an extra holiday day! will you be making pancakes?:)

KPiep said...

What fun! Hope the pancakes were fabulous!

Noreen Sullivan said...

Lecia, your photography inspires me! Do you carry a camera with you?

As a teacher, I hear lots of interesting and funny and loving things from children. So wonderful.

Enjoy your weekend!
Noreen

Cindy said...

I saw your photo at Habit of the flowers (Pikes Place?) and came to visit your blog.

I am so impressed with your photos!