One of my children's homework assignments this week was an index card with 6 holes punched in a dice formation on it and a piece of yarn laced into the holes like a shoe. The project was to practice tying a "shoelace". Every night's homework was to do a lesson and practice tying the shoelace. On the second night, D suddenly became very focused and gave that task his full attention. With my slow and careful demonstration, he kept at it and by about the 6th try, he had it figured out! He then went on to keep retying the shoelace and show everyone in the house he could do it!
I was SO proud of him! And I couldn't understand why no one else was getting as excited as I was. C'mon! Tying a shoelace is really a hard skill to learn, I recall it being a pain in the @$$ when I had to learn it and he got it down after about 10 minutes! I told him to show his teacher in class the next day that he could do it. So when he came home from school, I asked if he demonstrated his new skill and what she thought. He said, "yeah, I did it but she didn't say anything." HELLO - my son can tie a shoelace, praise is in order here!
So although I may be the only one to see this as a huge milestone, it's a big deal to me that one of my kids can tie a shoelace!
My boyz riding lessons were cancelled last night (again). It's just too d@mn cold. The trainers agreed it was too icy and cold even with the indoor to teach so they cancelled all the lessons. So much for that. I think the last time they rode was before Christmas. This winter has been too cold for too long...