Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Conversations with a 6 year old Boy

It's been funny around here lately. I'm often wondering what Micah picks up during our school day. I have him tag along with his two sisters, Annaliese and Natania, for science and history but lately we've been focusing on alot of history specifically the civil war.

The other night Micah was looking at some books before bed and our conversation went like this:

Micah: "who was the guy with the big hair"

Mom: "during history you mean"

Micah: "yes"

Mom: "that was Fredrick Douglas"

Micah: "he taught himself to read"

Who would've thought he would remember that detail that we only read about once. He's probably forgotten it by now but it was nice to hear. Then I took him grocery shopping with me and we had another funny conversation about seasons. After he got the seasons down the rest went like this:

Micah: "Spring, summer, fall, winter after winter is Christmas"

Mom: "yes but Thanksgiving is in there too"

Micah:"But Christmas means snow"

Mom:"yes, sometimes"

Micah:" I don't want snow this year"

Mom:" I don't either but you can't control the weather"

Micah: "what about the weatherman"

Mom:"he doesn't control the weather either. He just tells us about it. The weather has to do with the air currents and temperatures"

Micah: "Oh God controls those"

Mom:"yes, that's right"

Micah: "He needs to fix that then"

I thought that was so funny. He's going to tell God no snow this year. I bet he doesn't get very far.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Therapy ???

Your probably wonder who this refers to. At this point Micah gets to claim all the glory. Awhile back I wrote about his knee problems, well they have continued and now affects both knees. I took him again to the doctor today because he could hardly walk with out dragging one of his legs along. Pretty weird to see your 6 year old acting like a feeble, elderly person. The doctor thought since it seems to be getting worse to start him on some physical therapy. He will go 2-3x per week for as little as an hour to as much as 1.5hrs each time, for about a month. The hope is to gain strength in the muscle that holds your knee caps in place. Soccer is a good sport for that too. He is signed up for the first time to play this season, so that was good timing. I've already explained to the other 3 kids who are playing that Micah's schedule will have to take priority because the running helps strengthen those muscles as well. After the month of therapy I will have to continue the exercises with him at home. If it should continue to give him trouble the only other option is surgery but they really like to wait until late teen years for anything drastic like that. Let's hope this works Micah is a long way away from late teen years.