Monday, March 28, 2011

Xandra's Men

 On a recent morning when I opened the shower curtain to take a shower, I found this:

It reminds me of a time not too long ago.  She's a much better speller now and Theia's not far behind her, either.  Just this morning Theia and Xandra were chanting:  "T-H-E-I-A," when I asked Theia how to spell her name.

Spelling her name on the shower is just one example of how she's growing and learning by leaps and bounds.  If one wonders how this is happening, the following poem provides explanation.

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.

I let the rest from nine til five,
For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch and tea,
For they are hungry men:
But different folk have different views;
I know a person small-
She keeps ten million serving-men,
Who get no rest at all!
She sends 'em abroad on her own affairs,
From the second she opens here eyes-
One million Hows, two million Wheres,
And seven million Whys!

by Rudyard Kipling
from Just So Stories

It's nothing new (last paragraph of the post), really.  It seems she's always (under Questionitis) been this way.

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