Saturday, June 14, 2008

Britches too big!

I forget that because Max has such an advanced grasp of spoken language, that he is only just 4yrs old after all. The little wise nuggets that pass from his lips, often leave me astounded. Like the other morning.....he woke up early & snuggled in bed with us for a bit before we got ready for the day. In the dark he whispered to me, the following:

"Mama...I was thinking....I don't think Bambi (he had watched Bambi #2 that day before on DVD) realised that those hunters were tricking him. He was confused by that whistle that sounded just like his Mum calling. But it wasn't his Mum because his Mum was dead....she was in heaven after those yucky hunters shot her. And he froze...just like this (he proceeded to act frozen stiff)...even though his Father called & called him to run away. Then his Father boofed him over & he remembered to run into the forest. Mama,afterwards, I think he was embarrassed that he froze.......hmmm yes, I think he was embarrassed!!"

Words like......realised, confused, embarrassed......weren't words I expected to hear from his mouth until he was in at least grade 2. I have now realised (haha!) that we must never underestimate the power of spoken language in the form of stories, they absorb & assimilate every word spoken to them. Maxi is proof of that.
So during one of those tear-your-hair-out moments when my articulate 4yr old is having a hissy fit in the library because his favourite book is out & all the mommies in the vicinity are looking at me with that look of absolute pity & disapproval. I will endeavor to remember that he uses the words realised, confused, embarrassed in every day sentences. :o) :o)


  1. I think it is totally awesome that he has such an astounding vocabulary, he is insightful too, and an absolute delight to chat with. Hats off to you!

  2. wow! he sounds like a very bright boy!!!

  3. Fabulous!! I love that you wrote it down. I made a book filled with all the cute things I heard my kids say one summer. I am so glad they will be able to remember what they said.
    He has a very good thought process, relating cause and effect. Very good boy you've got there!

  4. You know, watching the video of Max jumping on the trampoline I got to see how articulate and thoughtful he is....remarking on the fact that YOU were talking to the camera! What a sweet guy thinking about Bambi being embarrassed.

    YES...I hope you consider yourself TAGGED and look forward to seeing your view of "Keeping it Real!"

  5. Maybe you can even confuse THEM and get out of there without them realizing, saving you the embarrassment!! :P
    How smart these kids are, is almost SCARY! I think at my age I still can't use them appropriately!
    Hugs to you all!

  6. Clever kid! I think our kids are born with the ability to use "big" words, unlike in our day.


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