June 20, 2007

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM)

A recent change in the dynamic of life at Orgle Manor is the fact that the five year old, apparently tired of playing the baby, has in the last month determined to out-grow the elder Llama-ettes. To this end, she's started getting herself dressed without prompting, making her bed and cleaning up her room, and then proudly pointing out to the Missus and me that she's done so before her sisters.

This competitiveness now seems to have taken an academic bent as well. Yesterday, so I was informed when I got home, the gel sat for two solid hours working on her reading exercises, finishing fifteen pages of one of her workbooks. Last evening, rather than me reading a story to her, she insisted on reading some of her workbook to me. When she finished, her eyes were positively blazing in triumph. I believe she reckons to catch up the nine year old by the end of the summer.

I certainly hope this new ethos lasts for a while, because the child is infinitely more pleasant to be around than she used to be.

Posted by Robert at June 20, 2007 08:59 AM | TrackBack

Of these humble beginnings many an over-achiever were born.

Not that that's a bad thing, but you better start saving for the tuition at Harvard today. Get a jump on things.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at June 20, 2007 09:10 AM

Heh, you aren't kidding. But the gel has also announced that she wishes to join the diving team at the pool, so we're still thinking sports scholarship.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 20, 2007 09:18 AM

The skydiving and boyfriend-under-court-supervision is destined to start even sooner than I expected.

Posted by: LMC at June 20, 2007 12:11 PM