Monday, June 28, 2010

The Write Stuff

So, this weekend, I asked Owen if he wanted to learn how to write his name.

And guess what?

He already knew how.

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I have no idea where he learned it. He's only 3 and a half. He doesn't go to preschool yet. He watches too much tv. All he eats is pasta and applesauce.  These are not prime brain-building conditions.

For pete's sake, he can barely pronounce his own name. But apparently he can write it.

I made him rewrite it forty million times because I didn't believe it.  Craziness.  I wonder what else he can do that I don't know about. Drive a car? Perform surgery? Read Tolstoy?

Also worth noting:  I finally got him to poop on the potty and pee standing up last weekend.   But this name writing thing is much more exciting. Plus, it provides for more blog-appropriate pictures.

(You're welcome, Owen.  Now get to work writing that novel...mama needs some new shoes!)

23 comments:

Katherine said...

That is darling. I'm pretty sure that's more than my three year old knows. Since he has as much interest in drawing and crayons and all that as he does in bell peppers.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

My son always amazes me with what he know, good and bad, lol

BranderPaul said...

He looks so proud of himself in that picture!!!! WAY TO GO, OWEN!!!! We should go to Red Lobster to celebrate :)

Debbi said...

That is awesome! Good job Owen!!

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

A prodigy! Sweet! My son just turned three - I better get my act together.

Steph said...

Wow! Great job, Owen!

Rebecca said...

That's great! It's amazing what they pick up from life, right???

Sadia said...

Go Owen! The first time Jessica recognized her name in writing, I just about had a heart attack.

sara said...

So sweet! I have a nephew Owen and when he was little he would always write his name really close to the edge of the paper. So he would write owe, then run out of room and just circle back and put the n at the front. All my cards/pictures from that time are signed by nowe. Still cracks me up!

liz said...

Um, I suggest upping your liability insurance before putting him behind the wheel or in an operating room. :)

Ms. Understood said...

Awww . . . . great job Owen. I wish I was versed in child development to tell you what his his best learning method is. Kudos to you. You're doing it right, whether you know it or not. Who's to say pizza isn't brain food. :)

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Did you check his bed? Maybe he's been sleeping with a copy of Dr. Seuss's ABC's under his pillow! And/or never underestimate the power of pasta! :)

Helene said...

That's wonderful...he looks so proud of himself!! I often wonder where my 3-yr old twins are learning things. Just the other day, Garrett counted to 15 when we were looking at a book about numbers. I have NO clue where the learned to count that high. Lord knows I haven't taught him that.

And they say too much tv is bad for kids??

wonderchris said...

Go Owen!!! That's awesome - but hopefully he knows that he has set his own bar quite high. Ease up on the superstar stuff, Owen. You'll want to break out some gems when you are in trouble for setting fire to the lawn.

Aging Mommy said...

That is so very interesting that he has somehow taken note of his letters and figured out how to write his own name, which at three and a half is very good going. Now I don't feel half so bad about my daughter's endless pasta diet :-)

Kristin.... said...

That's so cool! My 3 year olds write the first letter of their names. I'll take it. My 5 year old can write all our names. Look out kindergarten!!!

Kristy said...

That is VERY good! Lots of time, young boys resist the writing. You are one proud Mama!

blueviolet said...

That is so awesome and it hits home with me because the magnadoodle is where I saw my daughter could write too!

HT said...

Your husband is obviously doing an awesome job!

Brandy said...

your writing cracks me up.

mary grace said...

haha! good on the little man!

Tiffany said...

That is pretty good for no outside education in preschool. It goes to show that Nick Jr. is a just as great as preschool and they DO learn. Now if he can do that I am sure he knows the whole potty thing but he's waiting to show you want he can do.
Way to go momma!

Danielle said...

Brilliant! I love how his progress with writing is right on schedule with "pooping on a potty" ha ha! :)