We found it rather funny that whenever we stacked blocks to model for Elliott what we expected him to be able to do at X number of months he felt an urgency to knock them down and put as much distance between them as he could. A little before 12 months he assented to stack a couple of block and we felt reaffirmed in the intelligence of our offspring. I just read a brief blurb of a mother who wrote in to a baby magazine distressed that her baby wasn't stacking blocks at 15 months. Oh no! One should be careful of what one wishes for; Elliott just turned one year old last Saturday and a coworker of Ruth's gave us 26 inch high baby corral. Elliott's knowledge has already transferred; he stacks up the objects in the corral and climbs on top of them to try to get out!
I'm married with three children; the oldest is 26 and is studying to be a nurse, and our youngest is an intense 8 year old who keeps his old parents on their toes...and knees. The middle one is studying Biology and Japanese at the local university and works at a lab on campus.
I currently teach high school Spanish as well as evening adult Spanish classes. My wife works with special needs elementary students.
I like to get out for a run a few times a week. The recent change of presidency has awoken the analyst in me.