Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dylan's ABC Book

Yesterday I was busy making lunch, going over the long list of "must do's" for the day.  Miraculously, Dylan was entertaining himself, and was being quiet.  That is almost unheard of!  I had no idea what he was doing, and to be honest, he could have been hanging from the ceiling fan by his underwear and it wouldn't have bothered me.  He was entertaining himself!  Quietly!

After lunch, he told me it was time.  "Time for what?", I inquired.  "Time for you to find all the letters!", he told me with much enthusiasm.  This is what I found...






There were letters in the living room.  There were letters in the dining room.  There were letters in the kitchen.  There were letters in the hallway.  There were letters in the playroom.  There were letters on the stairs.  My initial thought was "Wow!  This is really cool and creative!", but unfortunately, that thought was followed by "Wow!  This is going to take a long time to clean up!"  I can't help it.  I try to ignore those thoughts, but I like things neat, so they just find their way into my brain.

Luckily, I ignored that thought, and focused on just how excited my kid was about these letters.  Despite the list of "things to do", I decided to just go with it.  "Want to make your very own alphabet book?", I asked a shocked Dylan.  "WE CAN DO THAT?!", he shouted.

And, that is how "Dylan's ABC Book" came to be.

"A is a A.  A is 4 Apple.  Even the A says AH"

I wrote what he told me on each page, and I really mean exactly what he told me, which is how I got such gems as "The K is the K"?,  and "The Y is always cheerful"?

When we had finished the completed book, the look on his face was utterly priceless.  To give you an idea of just how happy he was with his book... he told me "Mommy, thank you for helping me make my book!  You're my BEST FRIEND!"  Previously, I was told (quite frequently) that I was Number 2 on his list.

Want to guess what we are finishing today, after his nap?  Here's a hint...  I found this in my kitchen...


6 comments:

Burgh Baby said...

Making a book was GENIUS! Way to roll with it!

Brooke said...

Your little guy is so creative!!! I love the book - PRICELESS :D

Elissa said...

one year calvin made an abc book for tate... birthday or christmas, i can't remember... but it was so precious. yup. that is one of the things that i WON'T be purging for sentimental reasons ;-)

blue china studio said...

I just love that he was making the alphabet out of things around the house. How very creative! And the book is wonderful. "The K is the K", that made me giggle.

The Girls' Mommy said...

1st: his letters are genious
2nd: who was #1 before you?
3rd: my guess--numbers?

Amber said...

You have a frickin smarty pants on your hand. He's kind of awesome!