Thursday, May 04, 2006
Mama, This is Oval
Even before Ian was one year old, he has known the basic shapes of circle, square, triangle and star. He could put the shapes into the matching openings. He also knew their names. I would say, "Give me the star," and he would. The last couple of months he's been able to say their names. He has a wonderful Melissa and Doug wooden puzzle that has 8 different shapes that he can easily put back together. What I didn't know is that Ian knows the names of most of those shapes.
The other morning, I was sitting on the floor putting on lotion after having just gotten out of the shower. Ian was very interested in my back, and started to poke at it. Next he laughed, and as he poked one spot on my back over and over again, he said, "Mama, this is oval." I stood up, looked in the mirror, and sure enough there was a huge oval shaped mole in the middle of my back.
I can just see him now at the public pool or beach walking around and pointing out all the shapes that he sees. I'll have to wear my magical sunglasses that wards off any evil and offending stares.
Posted by Mamacita Tina