Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Grown Up

Wow!!! The other day, I told Sullivan that his teacher had sent a note home telling him that he had to make his valentine's cards for his class by had. So, we started talking, and I told him he was supposed to write his own name on each card. I kind of scoffed at the idea when I saw it on the note. If you know anything about Sullivan- he doesn't have a nack for writing. The kid has been reading for about a year 3 and 4 letter words, he can spell well, but he HATES to write, color, draw, etc. So, I asked him if he could spell his name, or if he needed me to draw the dots for his name to trace. (I knew full well I would have to give him a name to trace). "S U L L I V A N? Is that how you want me to spell it?" I almost passed out. Then, he asked for a piece of paper, and wrote his name. I mean, really wrote it. I could not beleive it !!!!! What happened here? I have never been more proud- and scared - I mean this means he is really growing up!

So, tonight, we took him to see the Harlem Globetrotters. He had a blast. He thought everything was hillarious, and loved watching the guys do cool tricks. He LOVED LOVED LOVED it! Afterwards, we were talking about what he wanted to be when he grew up. I was telling him that he could be whatever he wanted to be (he was leaning towards a basketball player because his Uncle Charlie is a "player"). Aaron was telling him he was gonna be an engineer like him. Sullivan thought about it and said, "I have got it! When I grow up, I am gonna be a grown up!" True!!!! He will be that!


Jamie said...

Way to go Sullivan on writing his name! I'm glad he had fun watching the Globetrotters. I took Chris 2 years ago but we need to go now that he's big enough to enjoy it.