Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lukey Boy

That's how Luke prefers to be addressed these days, "Lukey Boy."  I indulge him because I think it's adorable and I love him so.  {grin}  It seems as if my little boy is growing quickly these days...not physically, but socially, emotionally, and academically.  He is better able to put words to his emotions...."I am very sad."  "He is making my angry."  "Sam, stop.  I don't like that."  This is helpful in so many ways - we're better able to meet his needs and he feels "heard" and understood.  Fewer tantrums and better's a beautiful thing.  Socially, he is less fearful of strangers these days.  As a matter of fact, he is down right friendly to them.  He has no issues with announcing his name to someone and then proudly introducing them to me..."I am Lukey Boy and this is Mommy."  He has nearly mastered sharing and taking turns.  When the boys wrestle with Brad, Luke is quick to "cheer" on his brothers while he waits patiently for his turn.  Sweet heart.  {contented sigh}  Academically, he has come from out of nowhere lately!  I have not started any formal homeschooling with him yet.  I thought we'd spend this year snuggling and reading extra books before nap time while Sam is at school.  After all, he has never had much "alone" time with me...and he is only three.  Imagine my surprise when he began to write his name a few weeks ago.  I took at picture of the second attempt.

He has been writing like mad lately.  He has written his grandparents names, Mom, Dad, Caleb, Sam...Matthew is apparently too long. {snicker}  Just tonight he wrote the alphabet from A-Q on our deck before dinner...only stopping because I asked him to come in to eat.  What a smart boy he is!  It's so fun when things start "clicking" with a young learner.  It's exciting!  Lukey Boy loves that he can recognize letters and some words...and Daddy and I love it, too. 

Sweet Sam wrote Lukey Boy this letter after he successfully wrote his name.  It says, "Dear Luke, Good job on writing your name!"

Lukey Boy, we are proud of you!


Chris and Sarah said...

Lukey Boy, can you come teach Paige how to write her name?


Hey, did you see I'm having a blog party?

GranolaMom4God said...

You have a genius on your hands! Way to go Lukey Boy!

Anonymous said...

That is great! What a smart little guy.