I've learned to literally take a snapshot when something simple, yet unexpected happens. As I've said before, sometimes those seemingly little things catch me in just the right way at just the right time.
I found this downstairs on the blackboard wall. I don't know where Bubba found the chalk, but I tried not to think about that part.
Bubba, did you do this?
Yeah. I was teaching [Moosie] his math.
No one told you to do this?
I don't know why I asked this, although I do suspect we have little magical and honry elves that live in our house. I guess I questioned his work since me asking him to write or draw usually instigates a bloody meltdown?
No mom. I did it for [Moosie]. He needs to learn his math.
He steps gingerly over all of the crap on the floor to point at the drawing.
See. There's a bus [he points at the picture and then the word] and there's a street [again he points at the picture and then the word]. That makes a bus on the street.
He points very proudly at his nearly complete sentence, pausing dramatically over the prominent punctuation.
Moosie wasn't the only one who learned something.
And for those of you who don't see what math has to do with anything here, Bubba added two parts to make a whole...give or take a few parts of speech.