Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Surprising moments:

On Sunday Brian and I explained to Brooke that we need to teach her how to tie her shoe before she goes to Kindergarten. We had told her about the screening coming up next week and it would be important for her to know how before she goes. As I saw her eyes get really big and thoughtful I knew this new information was percolating in her brain.

The next morning as I was nursing Kylianne, Brooke announced she was going to tie her shoe.

I thought to myself – I don’t know HOW I am going to teach her while I am nursing. She generally wears Velcro and has no experience with us even discussing shoe tying.

As I was lost in my thoughts, Brooke announced, “MOMMY LOOK, I TIED MY SHOE!”

I looked up and sure enough, the shoe was on her foot and it was tied. I was flabbergasted.

“Where did you learn to tie your shoe?!?!?” I asked incredulously.

“Princess Bella (or some name I wasn’t familiar with.) I just learned it on the show!!! I just put one bunny ear around the other bunny ear and went AROUND! Want me to do the other foot?!” She asked happily.

“Sure!” I said – still in disbelief. Maybe it was a fluke – I thought.

She did her other foot as well. And she double knotted it! Now, I have to admit I don’t know if something like this is normal, but I must say I am pretty impressed that Brooke is a SELF TAUGHT ( or Princess-whatever-from-some-show-TAUGHT) shoe tie-er!!!


The Jones Family said...

WOW! Maddy has velcro ...I don't think she'll be a self taught one. that's just one more thing on your to do list that can now be crossed off!!

oh and by the way that picture below of Kylianne, I think she looks JUST like Brian!!

Cami said...

Wow! Crazy. I guess I should teach my almost 1st grader!!