Madelyn retains knowledge better than I ever have. She and Dan are reading The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe together. They got to the part with the beavers today and Dan said, "Do you know what a dam is?" Madelyn said, "Yes. It's a bunch of sticks that beavers put together across a river or stream and there is a door underneath the water where they swim down to and go in the dam that way. That's where they live." Okay. Yup, that pretty much sums itup. So, Dan went on reading.
I know we have read about beavers at some point, but I didn't even know there was a "door under the water where they go in." She is so much like Dan. I love that she LOVES to read and is able to remember so many details about things. She was born with a natural desire to learn and it's great. She asks so many questions these days about everything. The other day we talked about the tire pieces you see on the side of the road. She was curious about how that happens and what you do then to fix the tire. Then she wanted to see where the spare is kept.
It is so great to see your children's minds growing and to be able to share with them new information. They are like little sponges.
Elijah is asking questions too these days, whether from something he reads or hears. It's cute. Dan was sick in these last two weeks and when I was putting her and Elijah to bed she asked me what a virus was. So, I was telling her about the difference between a viral infection and a bacterial infection. Dan had a virus in his eyes so I was explaining him being contagious, etc. Elijah then says, "Why does Papa have fire in his eyes?"