She’s Cute AND Smart!

by Mollie

Most days, I try to have a little casual time where Natalie and I work on her letters and numbers. Occasionally I see that some of it is sinking in, which is encouraging and makes me think that maybe we really could home school our kids (that’s the plan for now).

The other day I asked Natalie to write her name, and this is what she came up with all on her own:

Okay, so it may not look like much, but– the first letter is “N” (she really likes to write N’s but gets carried away sometimes), the second letter is “t” (obviously) and the third is “0”, which makes sense to Natalie because she pronounces her own name “Na-toe-lie” and routinely insists that there is an “o” in her name.

I asked her to do it again and she improved a bit on the N:

I know I’m just an overly excited parent, but I was really happy to see her little thought process playing out here. I’m sure sure she will be writing “Nata” (or maybe “Nato”?) before we know it.

She also likes to “i” and “w”, as seen here, along with more “t”. She has no interest in “a” for some reason.

PS- I promise there will be a Ben post soon, since he did have a birthday and all!

5 Responses to “She’s Cute AND Smart!”

  1. Auntie Laura says:

    OH she is ADORABLE!! AND brilliant, yess!!!

  2. Jennifer says:

    WOW! Could you school Eva too? 😉
    That is awesome that she is grasping how to write her name.
    Eva loves letters but I have never attempted to teach her to write any! That is amazing! 🙂

  3. Gpa &Gma Wilkie says:

    We’re glad you’re encouraging that fine little head to work and learn!

  4. Grandma Julie says:

    Oh she’s a treasure, that Nat-O-lee!

  5. Hannah says:

    Ever since you told me about Nat O lie, that’s what I want to call her! She’s so funny! She’s going to catch on fast and keep you on your toes 🙂

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