July 31, 2004
On the fourth of July, Adin asked Mathew about the holiday. Mathew explained about independence. He talked about the settlers and King George. He read portions of the Declaration of Independence. You were listening attentively, but I was certain that most of what Mathew shared went over your 3 ½ year old head.
Later that week, Adin asked Mathew about why he chose to leave his recent job. Mathew started talking about his superintendent, and how unfairly he treated people that worked in the school district. At that moment, you piped up, “sort of like King George!”
I am still shocked! Not only did you listen, but you truly understood…so much so that you were able to recall and apply what you learned to another appropriate situation. You amaze me. I know that I’m not objective, but I think that was rather brilliant for a 3 ½ year old!
Photos include July 4th celebrations at the fairgrounds, and at our campsite at Head of the Meadow in Cape Cod (making one of our family books, and hanging with the Bartlett, Allibone’s)