Friday, February 11, 2011

Literary Milestone

May I please brag for just one second? Last week during my day to "parent help" at preschool, I was working the craft table, and this one little girl said, "I want to sign my name to my picture" to which I mumbled to myself, "Pshaw. You go right ahead little three-year-old who can't do jack." She then wrote her name and blew my mind a little bit.

I came away from preschool that day determined to teach our son to write his name.

Tonight, we're out to dinner (i.e. happy hour because it's cheap) at a fancy-ish restaurant (fancy because it's really dark, has candles and a pretty expensive regular dinner menu) when the waiter brought over a toy for Abe and...

...lo and behold:

He told us that the "A" looks like our grill. And it really does. Do you see it?

I make the young writer pose with his creation.

...and on to the next thing, which turned out to be the outline of a pained memoir of a child raised by an academically competitive mother who only allowed her children to order off the happy hour menu.


Julie said...

Abe deserves that four dollar martini and those cheese poppers after that! And call Weber grill! Their new product designer just drew himself a job!

Sara said...

Love it!

Gretchen said...

Just don't turn into the Tiger Mom. Please. Pretty please with a side of pizza and beer.

As for Abe. You rock kid. I would even venture far enough to say I love you. I do. I love Abe Rooney.

Us4 Cats said...

we see it ! what a sweet moment that must have been. love the grill comparison .

Rusty Spell said...

Yes, his name is a picture of a man holding an American flag on the 4th of July, standing next to his grill.