Saturday, May 21


Just as a background if you are new to this blog, my 4-year old daughter (hereafter referred to as Bug) has a learning disability that resulted in language delay. She has been in a Special Ed class for the past 2 years.

At the breakfast table at Aunt Joan's last Saturday:

Bug tracing the top of her milk cup with her finger: "It's a circle"
Joan [intrigued]: "Can you name another shape for me ?"
Bug (after thinking for a few seconds): "An octagon"
Joan [surprised and curious]: "How many sides does an octagon have?"
Bug: "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, height. Height sides"
Joan [flabbergasted]:"Yes that's right"



  1. Eeek! She is without a doubt a genius. Most days I think I struggle with that one! Most of us would say square or triangle, must be to easy for your little one!

    Enjoy a fantastic weekend.

  2. Good for her. ALL kids are amazing in their ability to learn and retain complex information...

  3. tu as raison d'etre fiere!
    Mon fils a eu aussi beaucoup de difficultes a parler, il n'a rien dit jusqu'a 3 ans et demi, il a meme du apprendre un peu de sign langage pour communiter avec les autres, tu imagines bien qu'il n'est pas bilingue! Mais maintenant il parle tout le temps!

  4. I haven't read it yet, but Karen Kingsbury just wrote a book about an autistic child who doesn't start speaking at an early age either, it is called Unlocked, if you haven't read her books, uo'll love them! I can't wait to read this one!

  5. Good one!

    I actually had to chuckle, because octagons were a recent topic of conversation with my four year in when I said there were six sides and he corrected me! Ouch.

  6. Wow! Congrats to Bug! Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from the Relax and Surf Sunday Hop. Would love it if you would visit and 'like' my page:

  7. Congrats! Hi! Following you from the Relax & Surf Sunday blog hop! Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @


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