Thursday, June 21, 2007

Getting Back to Normal...Whatever that means!

Things are finally settling down a little around our house after the big announcement of our newest member, “Doodlebug.” I think we have all the “post-referral” paperwork, etc. under control. Now, we just have to review our packing list from DD’s trip and make sure we have everything we need.

In the meantime, DD continues to keep us busy. Tonight, on the way home she announced to us that she had SHORT-TERM MEMORY LOSS. Coming from a 4-year old, the announcement took Daddy Darling by surprise. It made more sense to him when I explained that she had been watching “Nemo” where one of the characters suffers from short-term memory loss. Why DD chose to announce this to us about herself, I don’t have a clue. She also said that Dorey, from the movie, had appeared to her in her room and told her this. That’s when she told me that she kept water in her pocket for her friends to swim in. Of course, I shouldn’t worry because she told me that she had sewn up the pocket so the water wouldn’t spill out.
Ummmm…..I think she may be watching too much television. Lol

Brother Darling kept DD earlier this week while I went to an appt. He was quite concerned about DD because she told him about her imaginary friend, “Wonder Rain.” WR originated around 2 weeks ago. DD first mentioned her friend while we were driving through a thunderstorm. She described her as having rainbow-colored hair and wearing pink eye-shadow. She knows that WR is pretend. I tried to explain that it is not uncommon for children to have imaginary friends, but after our conversation about Dorey appearing to her…..I’m not so sure!

Today, we met our playgroup at McDonald’s for lunch. The girls had a great time just playing and acting silly!
Ok, just so you won’t get the idea that DD is really weird, I want to mention a couple of things that she worked on this week. First of all, DD hates for me to be on the computer because it takes time away from her, so she always tries to find something for me to help her with. These are the problems that she wanted to do:
Just when we were beginning to get good at working problems written horizontally, she found this page. Amazingly, she learned to use a number line and worked a whole page of these problems. Not bad for a four year old.

Earlier this evening we were in the car and DD said, “Look, that's where I live.” We were nowhere near our home, so I asked her to explain. She said, “There, on that sign.” Well, it was a sign similar to this:

Of course she was referring to “Texas.” More interestingly she said, “It kind of looks like a hand------like this.

See the resemblance? Pretty creative, don’t you think????

(Use your imagination. She's only four.)


Mommy Spice said...

She's brilliant. You do such a good job describing her personality. I love the fish in her pocket!! S.G. recognizes the Texas signs too, but has not made the hand shape. Way too clever! Uh, the math...that's second grade stuff...speechless. G.T. teachers...get ready!!

Anonymous said...

The more I learn about DD, the more I think you are going to have your hands full just keeping her from getting bored in school. I hope you can find a good teacher who will challenge her. You are going to send her to preschool or kindergarten next year, aren't you? BD and SD were very bright, but I think you have a real winner here! Keep up the good work. Maybe she will put this intelligence to good use in helping Doodlebug to adjust to her new family.

Team Mom said...

WOW! Can I send CL over for some pre-K teaching? It was great seeing you yesterday!

Olivia said...

Glad things are coming back together.

That short term memory loss thing is just to funny!

Desert Rats said...

Do you remember the t-shirt that Daddy Darling gave to Paul years ago that said, "Actually, I am a rocket scientist" ---- Well, his got old and worn out and to where you could hardly read the words anymore... SO, my idea is that we go out shopping for a new, ahhh, much smaller one for DD next time we're together. She and Uncle Paul can have a big time talking differential equations!!!
Love you all! Hugs from all of us.

Panda-Mom said...

First I have to say that I tend to take after Dorey myself! LOL!

Second, it KILLS me to not be a part of all the playgroup dates anymore!!!!!

Third, I am bringing PG to your house for MATH lessons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

; )