[Please humor me and tell me you know what childhood television show that quote above comes from…TIP: It’s not Sesame Street]
I don’t post a whole lot of video here, and when I do I try to make it short and sweet. Most of the videos to date have involved Nathan+music or have shown Sarah Kate’s progress with running, walking, or softball. Last night, though, I decided to video Sarah Kate playing an alphabet matching game with Nathan.
Just to recap: Nathan will be three years, nine months tomorrow. He’s been able to recognize all 26 letters of the alphabet since September … of 2012 (when he was two years, six months). He speaks, but his speech is difficult for outsiders to understand and he’s self-consciousness about talking in front of his peers who can speak better than he can.
During his lifetime, a lot of people will look at my little guy and assume he isn’t smart. Or, if they’re being generous they might think he’s smart in some ways, but not “book smart.” I know I’m his mom and all that, but I’m here to tell you.
My boy is smart.
A few notes on the video: they’re playing a letter-matching game. She holds up a tile with the lowercase version of the letter, asks him to name it, then has him find the matching uppercase version. The video is completely unedited – no titles, no music, and no clever editing – but it is less than two minutes (I didn’t want to torture you or break the Cardinal Rule of YouTube Videos). I didn’t film the whole game, but he knows all 26 pairings.
I’m not sure if this video will be of interest to anyone other than maybe the grandparents, but I talk a lot here about what the kids can and can’t do and I thought it was time that I show rather than tell. You’ll also get a hearty visual dose of ants-in-his-pants.