Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bedtime conversations...

One thing about Bearhug, he loves rankings, loves putting people or things into ranked lists by number. I guess it's the orderliness of it all, I don't know for sure. He had a fun time watching the presidential primaries for that reason (who's in 1st place, who's in 2nd, etc.)

Anyway, so sometimes he likes to rank his family and friends, either by places (1st, 2nd, 3rd) or by percents. He once told his teacher she was his "14th best friend" which I think she was a little hurt by that but when she told me, I told her she should feel honored to be on the list, and not to feel too bad because at the time I was in the 20-somethings on his list, lol.

Recently while I was putting Bitty to bed, Bearhug decided to join us so he could cuddle. He decided to "rank" the family, and told me, "Mama, I like you 100%." (woohoo, yay me! hehe) He went on to say, "I like [Bitty] 99%, Dada 98%, Orion 97%, and [Cuddlebug] 96%."

"Wait a minute," I said, "you mean you like the cat better than your own brother?!"

"Well, you know I like the way he looks, he's beautiful." (referring to the cat) ROFL.


Shortly after that, Little Bitty jumped into the conversation with "trah-degoh" (that's Bitty-speak for "triangle.")

me: "triangle! yep"
LB: "reh-tegoh"
me: "rectangle, you're right!"
LB: "kwah"
me: "square!" (because you know I spend a lot of time just repeating back what he says, he smiles every time I do!)
LB: "cir-cuh"
me: "circle!"
LB: "aw-tegah"
me: "octagon!"

At this point, having seen a clip on Noggin where they count the sides of an octagon and then count the octagons in the picture (one of which is someone's nose), he got a big grin on his face and started counting the sides of my nose.

"nuh... two... dree... foh... fie... sih... senah... eight! aw-tegah!"

Hmm, I didn't realize my nose was an octagon... maybe I should have that checked? :)


Trish on August 31, 2008 at 8:58 AM said...

This makes me think of an evaluation from the preschool program where they mentioned that he knew several of his shapes, including an octagon. I read this sentence to Michael, and he looked up and said, "And a hexagon too!"

Kajoli on August 31, 2008 at 9:32 AM said...

OMG they are soooo funny
and cute and intelligent..
if you dont mind me asking - what are their deficits or differences related to autism right now.

Parker Family on August 31, 2008 at 11:14 AM said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And to answer your question, yes that is a BYU outfit my daughter was wearing. I'm a BYU alumni myself, with the majority of my family as well. My sister sent it to us for her 1 year birthday. Isn't it cute! Your boys sound so cute. I love the 8 sides of your nose!

lonestar818 on September 2, 2008 at 1:31 AM said...

@Kajoli - I don't mind at all, but it's probably more than I can put in a comment. I'll write a post about it, thanks for the idea :).


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