"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Does anyone have a brick I can have to put on Kobe's head to make him stop growing up???

Kobe has learned a new trick. First I will tell you why he had to learn the new trick.
Before Christmas vacation Kobe's teacher, Mrs. Baker, told all of us parents that for Christmas she would like all the kids to be zipping their own coats and tying their own shoes. Well, Kobe can zip his own coat, when he feels like it, and I always buy him shoes that he doesn't have to tie so he doesn't have to worry about it. Well, today Mrs. Baker foiled my plan. You know what she came up with!?! She is having the kids (2 a day) take turns tying her shoe and IF it stays tied for 1/2 an hour they get a prize out of some toy chest. Ugg...So Kobe gets in the car, tells me this and says his turn is Friday. FRIDAY!!! How are you supposed to teach a kid to tie their shoe in such a short amount of time? Well, apparently it can be done because I showed Kobe when we got home, we practiced, then when we got home from church I had Ben work on it with him and...Tah-Dah! He can do it. He actually tied the knot shown above, all by himself, while Ben and I were in a different room. He is doing pretty good, so I will end up making him do it about 50 times tomorrow to ensure he doesn't get stage fright when it is his turn to tie Mrs. Baker's shoe (is that even legal? :))


Vicki Aeschliman said...

Ah, the joys of parenthood! What a great teacher. She will not let you parents skate by easy. I know what your teacher is feeling though. I don't know how many shoes I have tied or taken knots out of shoe laces. I'm sure Alyssa feels the teacher's pain also since she was a teacher. Keep up the good work Leah.

gram said...

Never fear when Kobe in near. He can do anything if he makes up his mind to it. I am so lucky to have such smart great grandchildren. You and Ben must be good teachers. Love ya, Gram

Alyssa said...

Yeah! That is a great thing to know at 5!!! Good job, Kobe!

cindy said...

What a great job KOBE! (and mom and dad) You all are great parents. Kobe is so smart he can learn anything, I love it when he says "Grandma how did I know that?" I always tell him GOD made you extra smart! I really believe that. We will practice tonight too. By the way my test turned out great, but I never knew that they could shove so many cathedures in you at one time!! YUCK!
Love you,