Sunday, June 26, 2011

Smart Boys

Parker loves to play with this structure Troy made

Yesterday Parker decided he wanted to put his outside toys which consisted of a beach ball, a playground ball, a small sand pail, shovel, and strainer, a little people doll, and a small Winnie the Pooh figurine in an empty flower pot. He started by putting all the small stuff in then the balls last, but he found that the last ball wouldn't fit. Troy was watching this and was so proud of Parker for picking up his toys, until Parker started taking them all out. I told Troy to just watch and see what Parker was going to do. That is when Troy got both REALLY proud and SCARED at the same time.

After he took out all the small stuff, he put the two large balls in. Then in the gaps he put the smaller items making it possible to fit all the items in the pot.

Troy proudly said, "He's going to be an engineer." Then somewhat worried he said, "He's going to out engineer me when he's in high school.

Not sure what the future has in store for Parker, but he does seem to have a amplitude for spacial perception, which some say is a early sign of mathematical ability.


Alison Hixson said...

You are going to some very smart kiddos! Thanks for sharing!

p.s. I noticed you have a blog for Jessica Carlisle! Do you think you could find me an email address for her or get me an invite to her blog?! I would love to see how she is doing!!

Kristen and Erik Cambridge said...

Haha that's awesome! What a smarty pants. I am not surprised with the set of parents he has:) You two are both super smart. I would have given anything to see the look on Troys face. In fact I can see it in my head right now. haha Priceless.