Friday, February 26, 2010


I've mentioned before that I have a little know-it-all five-year old son. He's full of knowledge, that one, and he's always seeking to learn more. Reading chapter books and doing algebra rank high on his "fun" list. He's a funny kid.

Knowing all that, it should come as no surprise that he adores non-fiction and memorizing facts. Recently, he chose a book at his school library all about the planet Jupiter.

Sitting at dinner (as a family, of course, because that's one of the finest things of all), my husband casually asked him if he could remember the four largest moons of Jupiter.

He perked right up. He LOVES this sort of challenge...

"Io... Callisto... Ganymede... and..."

(Long pause.)

And then a tiny feminine voice popped up:


Having a know-it-all, super-bright son is a fantastic and wonderful thing. Having his little sister- who we were once told may never talk, walk, hear, or see- help him arrive at the answer?

Well, that's one of the finest things I can think of.
This post is linked to Finer Things Friday.

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