There are times when I feel that my wife and I are the cool kids in town and that everyone else either sucks or do not understand us or our children. I mean, come on… tax, science… Who wouldn’t want to hang out with us to discuss those thrilling topics?!?
Then I think about our kids, and how they will view us when they are older and know better, or how others view them and their quirks and oddities… I hope others will find their quirkiness playful and fun, and now strange or odd. Then again, I hope my kids are comfortable enough in their own skin to not care what others think.
So where is this going?
How we’re so cool. lol.
Well, we had 2 great families over for Shabbat dinner Friday night and after eating, drinking, laughing and talking, we moved from the kitchen over to the family room to continue with the great conversation, while the kids practiced their cursive writing.
The kids practiced their cursive writing… On their own. For fun… Together… 6 of the 7 children present.
What got the cursive kick started in our household is the fact that cursive writing is part of the grade 3 curriculum in Ontario, so with Stewie in Grade 3, it only made sense that he would be eager to practice every waking moment, right? Well not only does he practice his cursive writing, but he also created a cursive writing book for his (just turned 5-year-old) little sister. This book has the letters in the same way he learned them, however, he also added some fun cursive-games which are completely age appropriate.
More so, having looked through this book, I can say that it is quite amazing what this little girl has managed to produce and if she keeps it up, her Senior kindergarten teachers will be quite impressed.
So now imagine, 6 adults driving coffee and chatting about life, love, liberty and the pursuit of happiness while my son leads the other children through the cursive Olympics…
That’s cool, no?
It’s certainly better than cursing. :)