South Carolina. Mmmm. Tasty.

So Aidan, who is three and a half, has caught the geography bug. It started rather innocently. Friends gave him a map game to play with. It’s like a leap pad thing. He touches a state and it says it for him. It also gives capitals, state birds, famous people and places for each state.

He fell in love with it because when he hit Connecticut, where we live, it plays the name of the place where I work, so he had an instant connection.

This toy has been played with for hours and hours. I don’t know if Pierre is the capital of North or South Dakota, but Aidan does. He knows where the Snake River is, where the liberty bell is, what the Ocean state is and tons of other things I’ve never learned in my nearly 38 (gasp! more on that soon!) years.

He does an 80-piece puzzle of the states on his own. I watched him do it this morning. He put Washington in, then Montana, leaving the perfect amount of room for Idaho, because he knew that goes in between. These are the things that make me go, wow.

Last night, we had one of my favorite meals — breakfast for dinner. Renee made pancakes. We cut up Aidan’s for him and he was eating away fine when all of a sudden he stopped and said, “I just ate South Carolina!”

The kid was looking at his cut up pieces of pancakes and comparing their shapes to those of states. After devouring South Carolina, he went on to eat Nevada, New York, Virginia and Kentucky.

Not a bad meal.

What else? I got nothin’.


12 Comments on “South Carolina. Mmmm. Tasty.”

  1. Stormy says:

    That is a great story. Good for Aidan!!

  2. cdp says:

    Too cute. I love breakfast for dinner too! Mmmm . . . bacon.

  3. clinkny says:

    Hi, I love your son. That is all.

  4. Michelle says:

    Hahaha! This is one of my favorite Aidan stories yet, and believe me, it’s really hard to pick favorites!

  5. Chelle says:

    So cute and smart!

  6. awww…how cute! love the story! love breakfast food for breakfast! yummm that is what we had tonight!! yum yum!

  7. L B says:

    cutest thing EVER. i still don’t know where the all the states are. not good.

  8. Anna says:

    How cute is he?

    Will tells me, routinely, that we live in A STATE CALLED CONNECTICUT. JUST LIKE THAT AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS.

  9. kat says:

    genius, watch out Harvard
    (you know, cuz that’s in connecticut too!)

  10. elizabethews says:

    I love that he knew that. He’s a smarty-pants.

    I assumed as much when he was stacking raspberry jam and they had to be “even.” I like him. 🙂


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