Through the years of my motherhood adventure I often find it difficult to relate to my boys being that they are, well, boys. Thankfully as they have gotten older I am finding more ways to feel connected to them. One activity we all enjoy is doing learning activities together. They actually like worksheets (for the most part) and I like helping them (for the most part). It’s a great way to keep them entertained, quiet and every once in a while they actually learn something.
As Full Speed and I were working our way through some sentences trying to determine what the proper nouns were, he was fascinated by the name Grand Canyon. Once he correctly identified it as a proper noun I told him that I had visited the Grand Canyon and it was spectacular.
“How cool! How big were the cannons Mom? Were they everywhere you went?”
“Not exactly, Full Speed. There aren’t actually cannons. A CANYON is a great, gaping hole in the ground that can go on for miles and miles and is enormous. I have pictures of the Grand Canyon if you want to see.”
Apparently if there wasn’t heavy artillery involved, he wasn’t interested.
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: Geology and History (brighthub.com)