Friday, October 24, 2008

What a Child Can Accomplish

I knew Mark had taken the sidewalk chalk outside yesterday afternoon.
In fact, I made him put shoes on before he went, so he would not only be warmer, but would be ready when it was time for scouts.
But I wasn't quite prepared for his artwork when I went out to get him.
Nothing fancy, or even requiring great skill.
But the committment! The endurance, the color coordination, the dedication! The crouching, moving, crouching, and moving that my own calf muscles would never have endured.
I have to say, I was fully impressed.
I think he's going to try to finish it today.
Go Mark!


Tracy said...

Oh, what I would do for the body of a child! They don't seem fazed at all by movements that make us cringe. You can twist them up like a pretzel and they just laugh. (Not that I twist my kids up like a pretzel - that would be bad. No need to call CPS....) ;)

Great pattern work!!!

Living on the Spit said...

That is quite an accomplishment! I would have gone out there and just stood with my mouth open in wonderous amazement. WE both know my oldest son would not have been able to concentrate on something like that for very long...LOL

Do we have a future quilt maker in the making?

Have a great weekend.

Administrator Alice said...

Looks like a quilt pattern, but after all that would come naturally.

Tom and Lillie Wilkinson said...

I love it! That is an amazing feat. What does he do with legos?

Pikes Pickles said...

How cool is that. I guess you got to put the check in the box for geometry that day , eh?This is pretty advanced "thinking" that causes a child to recognize patterns and to create patterns like this. I taught a class called The Pyramid Project ( through Lemi) and a large part of it was helping children to recognize patterns in the world around them. VERY impressive.