Sunday, November 06, 2011

My Big Boy

It is hard to believe that my sweet little boy is 5 years old!  He turned 5 about a month ago, and we had a birthday dinner for him.  The presents included Boba Fett action figures of various sizes, and a fancy steering wheel setup for the Playstation 3 that included a gear shift and pedals.  But the biggest hit by far was an antique fan.  Jeff picked it up off of Ebay, from an estate sale.  It is 60 years old, but works beautifully still.

He still loves fans, and has amassed quite a collection.  One of his birthday presents, a joint gift from my boss and my admin and their families, was a fan shaped like a dog.  The actual fan part was located in the tummy of the dog.  He loved this fan, and played with it for hours -- just turning it on, and then back off, on, and off, on, and off...

He's taken a fan to school for show-and-tell at nearly every available opportunity.  And, speaking of school, he is doing really well at school.  The main issue is that he is 5 days too young to be an official kindergartner, but at his school they are letting him participate in the kindergarten classes and we are paying the kindergarten rate.  His teacher said his math skills are off the charts (gee, where did he get that, I wonder?) and his reading is at the 1st grade level.  She said he should really be promoted to first grade next year, because he will be bored out of his wits and cause trouble if he has to repeat kindergarten.  We have to start working now with figuring out how to get him tested and into first grade.

He has an amazing mastery of the English language.  He often surprises me with the things he knows!  I really love talking to him.


Josh said...

He might even be just a *little* more awesome than his mom! :)

Rebecca said...

Yeah, he definitely is. He's way cuter than me, for example. Also, while I have 2 or 3 social skills, he has more like 4 or 5!

ScienceGirl said...

Oy, math whiz WITH social skills? That kid is going to take over the world :)

But seriously, I can't believe he is already 5! You must be one proud Momma :)

Should I harbor hope of hearing more about the early stages of Vinny's fan obsession in person next week? Dovie seems to have a thing for them too ;)

Rebecca said...

ScienceGirl, it is indeed hard to believe that he is five! Does this mean you'll be there next week? Will Dovie be in tow as well?

I'll be there all week. I hope you'll be able to come to my BoFs on Thursday (one at noon, one in the evening before the event).

Jenny F. Scientist, PhD said...

Wasn't he a baby just yesterday??? Happy birthday to him!