Friday, March 11, 2016

Ben at 6

Here is a glimpse of Ben at 6 years old. He is silly and smart, kind and strong. He remembers everything and loves to learn. He is ahead of the curve in school, reading since before Kindergarten started, in the special advanced math group, and earning all Ms for Mastery on his progress report. But he is also the class clown, struggling a bit with focusing and following directions.


- Legos. Oh, how he loves the legos.
- Star Wars. He resisted for a while but now he's joined the dark side.
- Stuffed animals. Still. Especially lions and dogs.
- Paw Patrol. He requests this show daily.
- Sports. Any... It tends to shift with each season.
- Shorts. They are all he wants to wear. We fought about this often before school in the winter.
- Gum, Starburst, Fruit by the Foot, Popsicles, turkey/chicken, strawberries, pancakes, bacon.
- Favorite Color: Red

- Bed time. Though the dramatics have reduced dramatically.
- Brushing his teeth. I don't know why.

- Size 12 shoes
- Size 6 tops
- Size 5 bottoms
- 47 pounds (last I checked)


  1. He's getting so big! How tall is he now?

    1. Good question. His we'll visit is in a few weeks. I'll try to measure him this weekend. Last I checked he was 44 inches.

  2. Also, I think all kids that age hate brushing their teeth.

  3. Maybe his toothbrush is too stiff? Ask him why he hates it and you might get a real reason, but you will have to keep asking to get to the bottom of it. Cracks me up that red is his color. He's a real firecracker so it makes sense.

    1. I don't think it is anything like that regarding brushing teeth. I think he just finds it to be a pain in the butt. He is lazy. :-) It's like washing hands after potty or turning out the light when he leaves a room--constant reminders and maybe one day it will be routine.

  4. Since Ben loves shorts so much, you should just go ahead & move to Florida! ;o) BTW, Cam barely wipes after #2 let alone flushes or washes his hands.. he & Ben would be fast friends, they sound a lot alike!