Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Remembering 6...

Disclaimer: I don't want to ever brag about my children in an arrogant, boastful way. I do however want to encourage and praise my kids for their talents and strengths.  I've always teased about Chase being a handful at times.  But there is more to the story that deserves to be told.  I've been thinking about this as we prepare to celebrate his birthday this week.  He's been a fascinating 6 year old.  

Wondering what 7 will bring...

I could write a novel about the endless experiences of raising Chase.   I feel so blessed to spend my days with him.   He is so smart and sweet.  :)  
Here is a basic summary of his days, my days...
our days over the last year.

Chase carries an encyclopedia (or seven ) everywhere he goes.  Because of Chase, I know so much more about many obscure facts than I ever thought possible, or necessary.  
He is already an amazing researcher at 6 years old.  
He's my super-boy!

 His kindergarten teacher told all the kids to keep reading over the summer and then added to Chase, "And keep googling."  She loved having Chase help share all of his research and fun animal and science facts with the class.  She told me once, somewhat apologetically, that she had also used google as leverage with him one day to get him to participate in a "boring" activity. (Her words...It worked.)
I told her she could use that any time she needed. She only had to a couple of times, because he really is such a good boy, but in her words; "He's an old man in this little person's body." :)

 Googling  images on things such as Okapis, Apatosaurus,  Ocelots, etc. is what he loves to do after reading his encyclopedias so he can see as many pictures of them as he can find.  He is an amazing reader and people often look shocked at the words he can throw out so easily; especially all those in his dinosaur encyclopedia that are hard for most adults to pronounce. I am proud of Chase and his love of learning.  He literally reads about 3-5 hours a day.  We all read a lot in our family, but Chase has taken it to a whole new level.  He rarely has an interest in TV, except for a few shows like Discovery's Earth.  He is truly an amazing boy!  I can't wait to see what he does in his life. :) 

Our conversations are funny and enlightening. Mostly he tells me facts that he reads.  I hear him ask me, "Did you know that?!?" maybe a thousand times a day.
Usually followed by my "Nope!"

my handsome little buddy

The cutest example- Chase loves to read to the neighbor kids.  I found him one day reading by the fence. I asked him to come inside but he said he couldn't because he wasn't finished reading to the neighbor.  That's when I realized he had an audience through the fence.  They couldn't come out to play in the front yard, so he just read through the fence.  It still makes me laugh.  :)

(Don't know if you can see the little face peaking through)

Love you, kiddo


Casey, Cammy and 5 C's said...

I've said it before to you and I'll say it again -- this kid is going to cure cancer someday or figure out how to time travel....something amazing. I can't wait to see what he becomes!:)

Donna said...

He really is so smart!