Thursday, September 25, 2008

Today's Number: 2

Last night's homework involved writing the numbers 3 and 4. "These are not relaxing numbers," DB says to me. "I need to write some 2's to relax."

And he did-- a whole page in his notebook! (Remember, this guy hates to put pencil to paper.)

Interesting echo of Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant who (among other talents) sees numbers visually, as landscapes.

By no means is DB a savant in this area -- his comment just reminded me of Tammet, whose book Born on a Blue Day had thoughtful insights I found helpful thinking about what goes on in DB's head.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Dare You To Disagree

The other day The Beatles' song "Love Me Do" came on the radio, and DB's comment was that it sounds like a cowboy playing a Christmas song.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Best Birthday Presents

This is DB's comments the morning after his big birthday bash, looking at all the great gifts he got, strewn about the playroom:

Mommy, I think not-birthday birthday presents are the best birthday presents.

Pretty hard to disagree with him on that one!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Birthday Goodies

Pictures of the desserts from all 3 of DB's sixth-birthday parties are public (the only public photos) at my Flickr site.

Here's a taste:

Some comments to make you to look:
The Axiom cake was his idea; his first comment, on seeing it, was "I thought it was going to be shaped like the Axiom."

My reply was, "Yeah, that wasn't gonna happen." He handled it really well!

The Wall-E cookies and bear cake were my ideas.