Saturday, April 28, 2012

Concrete Calendar

Austin has the entire calendar memorized.  You name it ... Birthdays, Anniversaries, holidays, PD days, special events at school ... anything that is on the calendar, he knows.

The other day, Austin and I were working on a homework assignment together.  It was a small problem where you had to determine the date of Mother's Day.  The exercise gave you some information like Mother's Day takes place on the second Sunday in May and the teacher provided a calender with the first couple of days already included.  Okay ... all is well so far.  Austin writes in the numbers and goes past the second Sunday until he reaches the 13th (on this calendar it fell on a Wednesday, the Sunday on the 10th).  I ask him, "If Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday, what is the date?"  Austin replies "The 13th."  Uh, "no".  Let's try again, same response.  I tried over and over to explain, no luck.  I told Austin to take a break and go play in his room.  We went through this three times with the same result.  I could not get why it kept happening.  I called him out of his room again and explained that Mother's Day is the 10th on the calendar, he was adamant it was the 13th.  I decided to show him the calendar in the kitchen to prove my point ... LOL!  Mother's Day is on the 13th of May!  LOL!  I guess he showed me!

It took me a few minutes to explain that the calendar was merely an example and was not the same as the calendar of this year.  Oh my, he is strict when it comes to the calendar ... do not deviate from it!

Now I really have no excuse to forget anyone's Birthday or Anniversary!  :D

All the best!  *HUGS*

Friday, April 20, 2012

Flying High

The other day, the city came around to trim some trees.  Austin could not see what they were cutting on the other side of our hedge (it is really tall) so he got on his swing and started to move his legs back and forth to make it go.  This is HUGE for Austin!  We have been trying for a long time to get him to do this, it has been really, really tough for him to master that coordination.  I was so PROUD of him and I almost started to cry!  I know that sounds really silly but seriously, it really touched my heart.

I asked him later how he figured it out and he said he just wanted to see the men cut the trees and that was the only way he could.  It doesn't really matter why really, I was only curious to know why all of sudden he could swing by himself.  He LOVES to play on the swing and it is nice to see a big smile on his face.

*HUGS* to all! :)