The thrill of learning! The excitement of knowing that you actually understand!
I have been blessed to be “front and center” to witness the miracle of knowledge!
Last night, the three year old was somewhat uncontrollable in his excitement. He has figured out that more than one object can start with the same letter.
For instance, the ABC Chart we use in school shows a wagon beside the letter “W”. He played an ABC game last night that instead showed a watch for the letter “W”. At first, he was saying, “Whu, Whu, …..Clock!”
Then, after we pointed out that it was a “watch” and not a clock, his eyes lit up and he just started laughing. It was so hilarious! A “watch” and a “wagon” BOTH start with “W” and the “whu” sound!! —– Wow!!
He spent the rest of the night, even into the night as he conned his way into Mom and Dad’s bed saying all the letters of the alphabet and the name of objects that start with each letter.
Then…he proceeded to continue to fill his Daddy in on all the things he learned at “school” that day…matching capital letters to lower case letters, circle the pictures that began with the letter “L”, painting primary colors (blue, yellow, and red) and then mixing them to create secondary colors (orange, green, and purple), making hand puppets to form a butterfly and reciting the poem that goes along with it…
He went on and on and on and on and on…
Yep, this is what it’s all about!
Hmmmm…..I wonder if God feels the same way when we “finally get it”….the lessons He’s been telling us over and over and over?
I just imagine Him smiling, sitting back, and saying, “Yes, my child…..well done!”