Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The scientist

Alex is 8 1/2 years old. When he was 2, he announced to me that he was going to be a paleontologist when he grew up. Six years later, he hasn't strayed too much from that. He has simplified his dreams to "scientist" for now. But don't ask him what kind of scientist....there are WAY too many to try to pick from. He loves animals, he loves bugs, he loves sharks, he loves dinosaurs......pretty much any thing that lives or has lived. He is really proud of the fact that he saved a kitten at great grandma's house a couple months ago. It fell off the haystack, and he rescued it and put it back. He has a very kind and loving heart. I think he would make a great vetrinarian. He loves animals and it really tears him up inside to hear about an animal being hurt or killed. I think I will be disappointed if he doesn't do something with animals. It is such a love of his. He has more stuffed animals than I can count. They all have names, and he loves each of them equally and fully.
Last week at school, his teacher was telling the class about animals from Mexico. She was reading a list, and came upon an animal called a "kite". She admitted that she didn't know what it was, and continued on. Alex raised his hand and told his class all about "kites". Apparantly they are a type of bird. The one from Mexico is black and has red eyes. His teacher was very impressed. He has also corrected her a few times in class concerning other animals and dinosaurs. He is really looking forward to the dinosaur unit in 4th grade next year. He is full of knowledge about all creatures, great and small. He has about a dozen encyclopedias on the subject. I love this kid sooooo much. It makes me smile every time he starts rattling off random bits and pieces of information.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Darcy- Thanks for linking to my site. Fun to see your family blog.