Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thanks for the reminder!

Today I am thankful for my boys' enthusiam for learning!

One day, while driving home from school, we saw an ambulance.  Alex noticed the blinking blue light (a sensor for emergency vehiles) in the middle of the traffic lights and was incredibly curious!  He asked so many questions, and kept wanting know more!  I explain what the light did and why it was there.  He was SO exicted to learn about it that he told everyone* about the blue light and the ambulance. 

Each school day the boys have to write the "news" that they want to share with their friends at school.  The next morning, of course, Alex picked to write about and draw the ambulance and lights.

"We saw an ambulance."

So often, I find, that I don't want to take the time to learn new things.  I have especially found that with this blog...I get so frustrated when I can't figure out how to do something (I think should be simple, like change the look of my blog, or add a link, or email responces to folks who comment) that I simply give up.  Clearly, in these instances, I have lost the excitement of learning and working through a problem.

So, Alex, thanks for the much needed reminder!

What are you thankful for that your kids have reminded you about?

*when I say everyone, I mean the cashier at the grocery store, other shoppers, a random stranger in the parking lot, his grandmother that lives 600 miles away, his father as soon as he got home from work, and a neighbor who stopped by that evening.


Tabatha said...

I so know what you mean bout the learning thing.. my Five year old asks me so many ?s about everything... but ya know my kids are always reminding me to enjoy the little things... the beautiful day... just takin a moment to play with them and remembering just because I am the grown up doesn't mean I can't be a kid too... also they are my constant reminder that GOD is with me/us. The smile on their faces and their morning kisses and I love yous.... is such a thankful reminder that HE is an awesome GOD to bless me with them.

Tylaine said...

Yes we can learn so much from our kids! I think I try to learn not to sweat the small stuff and just enjoy them being kids! (they grow up so fast!)

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