April 15, 2004

Signs of Too Much Thomas

Heard from the backseat on the ride home yesterday:

"Oh Bother! Mommy, I am upset and cross!"

Part of me is proud of his grasp of vocabulary; the other part of me has visions of taped glasses and wedgies.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at April 15, 2004 11:37 AM

I think that vocabulary will be really useful to him. Ha. I have the comforter and pillows for you, but you HAVE to help me post that picture!

Posted by: Belle at April 15, 2004 12:40 PM

I have a small (5th percentile height and weight) 5-year old who is about 2 years ahead of his peers in vocabulary, math, reasoning, etc...

Since he's also a klutz, we plan on enrolling him in martial arts (tae-kwon do) as soon as possible. I was in his shoes as a youngster and regularly got beat like a red-headed stepchild. Then I got into karate & judo.

Violence doesn't solve everything, but it sure solves some things!

Posted by: Pete at April 15, 2004 02:38 PM

Nah - once you stop reading winnie the pooh it'll pass, sad to say.

Posted by: Michael Tinkler at April 15, 2004 06:02 PM

Oh that is too cute. Just yesterday, I got "Madison grouch" from my 19-month old, Madison. Ok, so it sounded more like "Madson gouch" but the pout on her face made her meaning all too clear.

Posted by: mom2madison at April 15, 2004 09:52 PM

Taped glasses and wedgies are not inevitable. You, his mother, can see to it that he is presentable, if not downright fashionable. Believe me, a lot of girls find the well-dressed geek type "hot".

And good for Madison. My kid was a late talker, although she had a good passive vocabulary. The tantrums decreased markedly when she was able to express herself. (Of course, then she never shut up. Still hasn't.)

Posted by: Laura at April 15, 2004 10:17 PM