Monday, June 20, 2011

Noah on the grow

Noah had an incredible first year of school. Kindergarten flew by for him with nothing but positive things to say. No problems with classmates or teachers. His school was every bit the nurturing environment we had hoped it would be.
He is now a full fledged reader. This morning he woke up before me and finished his fifth Magic Tree House book. He is a regular book worm - often wanting to read for pleasure. Tomorrow starts the libraries book challenge which gives prizes based on how much you read and I'm certain this will motivate him even more.
Though he and Ray often butt heads they also play together quite well. Creating huge imaginative worlds in which they live. Though of course Noah prefers to be the one in charge at all times and has to be reminded to let Ray contribute in a way he didn't plan.
However nothing is as sweet as Noah with Lee. He adores him. Always ready for a cuddle and a smile.
Sometimes I feel like we need to apprentice Noah to someone - someone who can help him fully realize all his creative potential and isn't weighed down by the time, energy and attention constraints of having other children. He needs someone who can drop everything and help him make the movie he's been planning for 6 months. He would thrive as an only child.
And then I watch him play with his brothers and I remember how lonely I was and how Noah shares his whole life with his brothers and I am so happy that they have each other.
Noah is growing so fast into such a smart, sweet and lovable little man. So far I am confident that he will be an incredible person to know as an adult. And that's really the goal, isn't it?


Grandma said...

That is absolutely the goal! I enjoy him as a mini adult already. And, need I remind you how often I heard "Mommy, I'm bored" when you were little?

lonna said...

I don't have anything to say except, Yay Noah, and I am happy that you are blogging.