Mica brought a calculator home from preschool. A mom brought them in for all the preschooler's. At first I thought it was odd, but now I like it.
Mica knows the song, I Can Add by They Might Be Giants.
I taught him over the weekend how to add 1+1, 2+2, 4+4, 8+8 and we tried 16+16, but he said, "16 isn't on the calculator Mommy." I showed him that by typing in a 1 then a 6, you get 16. He may not fully get it now, but sometime it will click. Mica was amazed that the numbers truly added up like the They Might Be Giants song.
The calculator also helps with knowing his numbers. I've had Mica type in the numbers on the telephone for me for awhile. I'm always like, "Isaak go get the phone. Mica type in the numbers." They love it.
Mica gets 6 and 9 mixed up, rightly so. Whoever came up with what the numbers look like is silly for making those numbers so close. The same goes for the alphabet with b and d. Again, silly person who came up with the letters in the alphabet. It's no wonder why their are dyslexic people in this world.
Mica's always been much more interested in painting then drawing. He liked the whole idea of mixing colors together to see what other colors they would make. I think he would do well in my college Color and Design Theory course. Ok, maybe not so well with the follow through.
Mica just now started being interesting in drawing. I can actually look at his drawings and tell what is what. It's like something clicked in him in the past month. Above is Mica's version of himself.
Isaak woke up at 6 AM this morning. He's been crabby. He wants to play with what Mica's playing with. Then he destroys what Mica's playing with.
I redirected him by having him help me with a few things, but that didn't last long. He went over and purposely kicked Mica's Little People Thanksgiving set up. He went to time out.
After Isaak apologizes I cuddled with him for awhile because I know he's been sick. He decided to climb on my shoulders, and Mica climbed on top of Isaak. They got a warning, and both ended up in time out.
Isaak gets done with time out before Mica. He's walking down the hallway, and Mica purposefully trips Isaak. Isaak falls and bumps his knee. Isaak cries in my ear. Mica's time out is extended.
After the apologies the boys sit down for something to eat. I give them the same thing. Isaak has a 10 min fit because he wants what Mica is having.
They both go down for a nap early.
This is so out of character of these two. Either they are in new developmental stages that I'm not used to, or they are both under the weather/need sleep.
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