Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gigi Did What?!

Parents Of The Year Award will NOT be presented to us this year.
Not that we did something really horrible like let our daughter wear a spring jacket to school on a very cold day or eat candy before dinner (who does that?!), but we haven't been as on the ball with kid number two like we were with kid number one.
Because unbeknownst to us, Gigi can now write her name.
Who knew?
Not us, that's for sure.
She can also write some numbers.
When did this happen?
I guess this school thing is paying off for her.
Now don't get me wrong, I have TRIED teaching Gigi things at home like letters and numbers, shapes and colors.
Shapes and colors are easier to teach because when out and about you can say "what color is that car?" or "who sees a circle?" as you pull into Target (Gigi started drawing the Target logo a year proud.)
But letters and numbers.
Not so much.
Zoe was so eager for me to help her.
We bought those workbooks you get for moms with too much time on their hands and she practiced tracing letters and numbers.
She loved it...I think.
Anywho, she did them nonetheless.
I have tried with Gigi, really tried.
But she always either runs away or throws the pencil across the room shouting "I don't want to learn my name!!"
I gave up.
But last night the girls were at the table doing some art with stencils and stampers and Zoe came in and said "look what Gigi wrote!"
Chad and I both guffawed, "Yeah, right.  You wrote that didn't you, Zoe?!"
She swore on her favorite sparkle sneakers that she did not do it.
She said that Gigi had said she was going to write her name on the picture and Zoe thought it would be a scribble like usual.
But it was her name!
We asked Gigi for proof and she did it again right in front of us.
Could.  Not.  Believe.  It.
That kid is more than just cute, she's got the smarts, too.
I think she gets it from her mother...


  1. woohoo! Iris is not interested in identifying letters or singing the alphabet. I have tried doing it with her. I also have set her up on starfall or and she insists on clicking on the higher grade levels. I try telling her that it might be helpful to learn her letters abd simply counting to 10 go! She gets all pissy with me saying 5th grade lessons are NOT too hard for her. O.K. :)

  2. I'm sure Gigi and Iris would love playing "I'm bossier than you!" together. They sound like two peas in a pod!