Friday, January 21, 2011

Little Teacher

Earlier this year, I asked Ehren, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  First he answered, "I want to be the person who catches the animals for zoos.  What is that called?"  I told him there really wasn't a name for that job, so he said, "Forget that then."  I continued, "Is there anything else you want to be?"  He thought for a minute and then said, "Well, maybe a teacher."  Now a few months later, I've been observing scenes like these.

"Anna, this is the word rideRide, do you see it?  And this word is..."

Then while skating with cousins, Ehren told me, "I want to teach Aurelia to skate."  While trying to hold up his 3-year old cousin who was on skates for the first time, he coached her, "Here, Aurelia.  Let me show you..."

I once heard an amazing speaker named Heidi Horak.  She was a special ed student who went on to become a special ed teacher.  Who knows?  Maybe teaching will be Ehren's calling.

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