Sunday, November 29, 2009

Jacob's new skills

Sorry it's been a while since there's been a posting, but things have been really busy. Hopefully things will be less chaotic now that Christmas is coming. Yeah, right!

Anyway, Jacob's latest amazing activity is creating new song lyrics. He started with "Old MacDonald," where the farm had all sorts of new and interesting items: a coal car (with a chug chug here...), a drum stick (with a drum-drum here...), a tambourine (with a tambourine here...), etc. He goes through his toy box and imagines everything is on old MacDonald's farm.

Recently, he's started rewriting "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" In case you haven't read it, the basic structure of the book is like this: "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? I see a yellow duck looking at me. Yellow duck, yellow duck, what do you see? I see a red bird" etc. etc. Jacob started rewriting it with his puzzles, specifically the Cat and the Fiddle puzzle from the library, which features the cat with fiddle and the cow jumping over the moon. Jacob started saying, "Fiddle, fiddle, what do you see? I see feet looking at me. Cat feet, cat feet, what do you see? I see a moon looking at me. Moon, moon, what do you see? I see a cow butt looking at me." Jacob went on while Angie and I looked at each other. Both of us deny that we taught him that one of the puzzle pieces was the cow's rear end. Who could have taught him such a thing?

We just finished a Thanksgiving visit with Angie's family, and our suspicions immediately fell upon Grandpa. He's had a whole history of either Jacob or he misbehaving which has so far gone undocumented. Hopefully Grandpa will read this post and set the record straight.