Monday, January 29, 2007

Christopher's musical world

Christopher's world exists in his head. He can entertain himself for hours. He makes himself laugh. He loves music. "St. Olaf's choir is my favorite choir" is his refrain throughout the day. Although he knows the words to most songs in Handel's Messiah, his favorite song is "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord". Recently he arranged his toy magnets by color into four rows and calls them the basses, tenors, altos and sopranos. He says that he is the conductor. He's also taught himself to play quite a few songs on the piano. And he is head over heels in love with Cinderella. We're a little worried about this last one.

He can identify all 43 U. S. Presidents by name (or their picture). He can tell you which ones have beards, etc. He has known the names/locations of all 50 states (as well as the Presidents) for over a year. He's now working on knowing the names of all the countries on his little globe. Russia, Greenland and China are currently his favorite countries. We're not coaxing him to learn these things; he just wants to know! And he knows that names of almost everyone at Trinity. I think he knows more names in our church than I do. What I'm really trying to say is this: our child is MUCH smarter than your child! ;-)

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