Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Skill

Today, Evan demonstrated that he understands an important childhood skill: he went in the computer room and closed the door so that I couldn't see what he was doing. Yay!
We got the kids a portable dvd player for Christmas; it's been several years since they've had a portable. The main user of it, so far, has been our movie man, Kyle. Evan loves observing his brothers, and apparently, he's been observing what this new, blue, plastic thing is, although I never noticed him doing this.
But today, he showed us that he knew how to use it. He put in one of his new dvd's, Animal Planet. He can't get enough of watching or "reading" about animals.
So I was proud of him for figuring this out, but cautioned him about the need to find somewhere to sit while viewing the movie. He wasn't too fond of staying in one place with it, after all, it's portable! He also figured out how to see his favorite part--the first 5 minutes--over and over.
Basically, he had enough of my suggestions, so he went in the computer room and shut the door. The only other time he's ever shut this door is when I'm vacuuming in the other rooms.
After having a good laugh with Chelsey about how cute this was, I went in to check on him. And after I left the room, the door shut again.
I'm so proud of this new least for today.


Umma said...

That's awesome! Enough nagging MOM! lol, Caleb does this to us sometimes too and it cracks me up.

Bonnie@TheFragileXFiles said...

Oh, this sounds so familiar! I love it when my boys will hide something and then give me that "what? I'm not doing anything." look!

Vicki Davis said...

I love that, the double edged sword of new skills, we are so proud until we realize what that means... This Chirstmas holly's new skill was taking off her cloths... oh Boy is that one fun.

fragilemom said...

too cute

Jen said...

It's great that we can celebrate the milestones...even ones like these, lol.

The X Factor After Little Becomes Big said...

We are all so blessed with a magnified appreciation for the little things in life. It's a beautiful thing.