One thing I really love about teaching Dylan at home is the unique opportunity I have, every day, to see exactly how his little mind works. One such priceless moment presented itself just a little while ago, as I was sitting at the table watching him practice his letters in one of his favorite workbooks. The accompanying rhyme for the letter "N" read:
N was a narwhal
Whose tooth did not gleam;
He went to the dentist
Who polished it clean.
"Hmmmm," I said to him. "I've never heard of a narwhal before...have you?"
"No!" he replied. "Maybe it's a brand new animal that God just made!"
What a great answer!
(But because we really were curious, we searched online and found this fascinating page about narwhals. Mommy learned something new today, too!)