Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Not your average flashcards!

Since my last post ended with a picture of my son and his most favorite flashcards ever, I thought it only appropriate to confess a little something I did with him last week. I was dusting in the living room and had to move our big bowl of wine corks out of the way.

He wanted that bowl so badly and I thought, "Well, what the heck?" we sat on the floor and looked at every single cork. 

I described each one and I kid you not, this went on for over an hour.  He was completely engaged.  It was hilarious.  Here are a few of his favorites:

a moose, a foot, grapes, a cupcake, a raccoon,  a sun, a monkey, the letter "S", a flower, a tree, a kangaroo??...sounds like learning to me!

If only I had these awesome chairs, I could start my own preschool:

Leif.designpark's tone chairs for kids
Hand over my 'Mother of the Year' crown, please.  ;)

[I cannot tell the difference between a $5 and a $100 bottle of wine, so no making fun of our choices!  :)]


Sahar G said...

Man! See, why can't I be more like that? I would never have done that and look at how much fun he had and probably learned a lot too! I need to chill out. LOL! Those chairs are way cool too!

Also, I LOVE that bowl! Would you mind sharing from where it is? Thx!

Kristen said...

That's too cute. How amazing is it that kids can be drawn so easily to something so simple. I think it's inspirational! Thanks for sharing! (he's a cutie.)

Sarah @ Designmarc said...

I think this is great! I know you were joking about the 'Mother of the Year' thing, but things like this DO make you a great mom! Your son is adorable!

BTW, I love those pillows and the bowl! :o)

Torrie said...

Those are some of my favorite moments. I love it when they are young and so easily inspired. One time, my son and I were lying down. I noticed he was entranced with my toenail polish! Every time I'd move my foot, he'd smile and giggle. That went on for a long time! I will never forget that moment. (especially now when he gets home hungry, thirsty, moody, etc- not quite as easily 'inspired' :)... enjoy it, so you can savor those moments in the later years!!

Leah said...

Those chairs are adorable! Isn't it funny what kids love? That is so sweet!!!


Michelle Salz-Smith said...

I love the corks! See, I knew there was a reason to drink all that wine besides just me being a lush! Now I can start saving the evidence again for when I have a little one to teach and play with. :)

And those chairs are great!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Thanks, ladies! :) This is such a fun age!!..I do plan to cherish every moment.

Sahar, we actually got that bowl as a wedding gift almost 6 years ago. It's from Crate and Barrel. I just looked and unfortunately they no longer carry it. :( I am sure there are similar ones out there, though!

Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

ahaha Yes, Michelle! Exactly!!

the chirpy bird said...

ahaha that's just adorable! I love it! He'll probably end up becoming a wine connoisseur! haha
xo tash

Val said...

That is hilarious!!! We have a very tall vase half way filled with corks and my husband is obsessed. When we go out to eat and have a bottle of wine he takes the cork and brings it home. A few weeks ago my daughter started to throw them around and he almost had a heart attack. I laughed. BTW, Blueberry cake donuts were one of my favs. YUM