"baby" brilliance: warning–bragging blog

one of my favorite thanksgiving pictures that didn’t make it to the christmas card!

i always knew my babies were brilliant, but i would like to share, in most recent occurrences, my proof.
princess pea was helping chris build a dresser today. she held up a small piece and said, “daddy? what’s this for?”
daddy: “i don’t know!”
princess pea: “it’s for the dresser!”
daddy: “you’re right! it IS for the dresser.”

wordgirl is 4. in a few months she will be 5. she has had NO formal preschool training at all. i am doing a little homeschool preschool right now with her and princess pea, but mostly we are working on her letters and making a craft each day–3 days a week for like a 1/2 hour. (i have my limits: i work for a full day on thursdays and friday mornings are just fun and easy; sometimes library, sometimes errands, sometimes pj day).
that’s as formal as we have gotten. so today i told her it was reading time and asked her to go get a book. she came back with morris goes to school. she then proceeded to read me the entire 64 page book with the exception of 2 pages that she couldn’t remember how it flowed together.
according to my husband who was in college just LAST year changing his teaching license, she is TOTALLY reading. she may not be reading the words, but she is reading the pictures and the pictures are her symbols to tell her the story. and on some pages, she got complete sentences exact!
oh, and i forgot she knows 1 john 4:7-8 COMPLETELY: “dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. he who does not love, does not know God because God is LOVE!” (emphasis wordgirl’s)

dash: if he sees a bare belly, he stretches his arms out, wiggles his fingers, and goes after it sniggering all the way. and oftentimes wordgirl is the barebellied girl and giggling hysterically which then gets him going even more. it’s so FUNNY and always a highlight of my day!


About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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4 Responses to "baby" brilliance: warning–bragging blog

  1. librariane says:

    When needing to defend graphic novels, I often would tell parents and teachers (and other librarians) that reading is more than words–if you know how to read pictures, you're skilled.

  2. Jen says:

    Your little ones are so cute! So glad you made it through NaBloPoMo! I am SO glad it's over!!!! Phew!!!

  3. Jenny Aust says:

    What a GREAT picture Gianna! And your children are brilliant! What a gift and a blessing to have healthy, active, and incredibly smart children. Oh, and you better start saving up for Harvard now! : )

  4. denise says:

    i find myself trying to figure out how “brilliant” my children are, too, but mostly come back grateful they are happy and healthy…sea loves to read, too…usually just making up stories to pictures in books but there is one story that she will re-tell word for word…not nearly as long…

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