Three is a Magic Number
You know that School House Rock Song? Sometimes we play it in our home. Usually through youtube or the Jack Johnston Curious George soundtrack. Never through Blind Melon. I didn’t actually know they did a version, actually – until I googled the video.
Regardless, Eliza loves the song. She knows she’s 3. She loves being 3. She also has all of us pretty convinced that three is a magic number because everything these does right now seem more and more marvelous.
The other day at daycare she started a painting with another girl. One of her teachers watched her concentration and reaction to the process (they were painting with bamboo leaves) and wrote it all down. The other morning, I was given the account and it was such a special moment. It was wonderful to see Franklin and Eliza’s faces as they listened to me read it out loud.
Eliza has some remarkable dexterity. She also has a high level of concentration. Both of these things have resulted in some pretty extraordinary art processes. However, it’s one thing to tell your child and that you can see their enjoyment in their activity but it’s quite another to hear someone outside your family describe what they observe.
The teacher has asked me to tell her more about Eliza’s activities at home in regards to her art. There are so many things to say. She loves big projects as well as the little bitty note pads Dickson makes for her at work. Even at 1 year old, she was particular to use all the colours she could find and also to use the entire paper she was given. She also is a careful artist. She thinks for a little bit before she puts brush, marker, crayon or stamp to paper. It really is fun to watch her.
We are so fortunate to have such loving people in our lives taking care of our children. The time this woman put into setting up the project and then writing it all down really touched not only me but both Franklin and Eliza. Franklin remarked that he feels nice when he goes to Eliza’s centre. I think this is one of the best reviews our daycare can get, really.