So anyway, I believe that my oldest daughter will follow in my footsteps on being book smart. She received a free dictionary from her school a couple days ago. This was no ordinary dictionary, this was a FREE (she thought that was great) dictionary that became her new reading material. Yes, a dictionary.
Now when I was in elementary school, I learned the 50 states in alphabetical order. There was some dorky catchy song they made us sing in music class so lucky me retained that information thanks to the
So next thing I know she is reading the 50 states of the United States. Being the mom genius I am, I rambled off all 50 states in alphabetical order. Well, my daughter was shocked and just could not understand how I knew that! All of a sudden I became the smart cool mom
Then a few minutes later I hear my daughter screaming so I jump up and go check out the problem. What was the problem? The problem was she had taught herself the 50 states in alphabetical order and she needed to tell me right then! So after my heart calmed down that
So that was her big accomplishment yesterday. She stood in front of her class and recited it as well. The teacher said "Wow" and another classmate told her she was really good. That's my baby girl! Smart like her mommy! So now that she has the 50 states down (which by the way, she learned them in like 30 minutes), what's the next item on the agenda? Learning the presidents in order from George Washington to the current one.
Now, I had to learn the presidents in order at one point in time. I believe it was 5th grade. So she is preparing herself well in advance! Now, why is she teaching herself these things and wanting to learn more and more? Because she was (are you ready for this).....
I love my daughter dearly. I guess if she keeps going at this rate, there's a good chance she could be valedictorian of her class someday. Now that's a long time away, or at least it seems it will be. For now, I will enjoy them while they are little and take one day at a time with them. Because that "one day at a time" adds up quickly and makes the years fly by so fast!
I should know. My little brother is a senior in high school. That's just not possible.