Before meeting Eli, my description to others went like this: He may not know how to tie his shoes, use a fork, flush a toilet, use a lightswitch...he may not be used to the noise of traffic, ride in a car, eat our food, watching television, sleeping alone...we may also have to teach him his ABC's and 123"s...
Here's the truth...
~he already knew... how to tie his shoes
~do a cartwheel
~a handstand, better yet, a headstand
~write in English about mountains and valleys in Social Studies class
~multiplication and division
~to read the word "pharmacy" on the Walgreens sign
~that the dancers on "Thriller" were wearing masks
~his left and his right
~that he would probably never eat injera(Ethiopia bread staple)again and was ok with it!
~how to blow bird sounds through his fists
~brush his teeth
~play a better game than tic,tac,toe
~eat with a fork and cut with a knife!
~take care of a baby
~many, many soccer tricks...like juggling?
~put a match out in his mouth!
~sleep alone and through the night
~makes his bed...every day
~folds his clothes
~loads my groceries on and off the cart
~helps me not to lose at Old Maid...ME!
Things we have been able to teach him...
~ride a bike
~put the toilet seat up
~work the remote control?
Still trying to earn some parenting stripes...
Big Round World, Small Square Box
5 months ago