Tuesday, November 28, 2006

With the End of The Year Quickly approaching, and I do mean QUICKLY, I've been looking back over the year at things I'm just amazed that my kids have done that really have touched my heart and have given me such joy. Starting with Josh, he is a whiz at the computer. He has been one since he was 3. Before this computer was all mine, we shared (me and the kids) it with my husband, and my husband really didn't like my son downloading any free games. One day my husband comes home from work and asked me WHY I had downloaded some games for Josh. Of course I didn't do it, Josh did! Another thing that amazes me is, I just found my husband's 2nd grade report card. The teacher noted that my husband needed to work on his math facts up to 20!! I remember when in K, all I needed to know was my ABCs, and counting up to 10. Now, my 3yo is counting to 20, and Josh is doing simple addition and subtraction and needed to count to 100 in K! Just blows my mind how much is expected of our children now adays to keep up with the world. What really touched my heart yesterday, and I don't even know how to work my cell phone except to answer it and take pictures, but my oldest, Marissa, she set my phone with a Christmas song ringtone, and a date reminder to what time she needed me to pick her up from school. So at lunchtime I got her message!! I wouldn't forget her, Well maybe not yesterday, but she knows I seriously need a schedule to keep up with everything! It's not any one thing my kids have done, but these are a few little things, that I'm so proud of them! For more PTT stories you can find them HERE!


Pass The Torch said...

How cool that you recognize their technical prowess as such a strength. And how TRUE. Kids often catch on to technology so much quicker than adults do. Good for you for encouraging them to use their strengths to help in the family!

Happy PTT!

Looney Mom said...

Isn't it just amazing how our kids are so pressured to keep up with our fast-paced society. I don't even remember much of what I "learned" in school and it amazes me now what my kids bring home! It's overkill! I think just a lot of busy work. Now if they could spend more time teaching kids to have respect and not be bullies, that would be time well-spent!