Monday, December 17, 2007

How do you remember a phone number?

I went home a little late yesterday, and was welcomed by childrens' hugs.
Nanny said, 'Ar Ir called Bapak by them selves this afternoon'
I asked them: 'O really? You could?'.
Ar answered: 'Yes I can' .
Me: 'You know the number?'
Ar mentioned the number, including 'stacked eggs' for '8'. He got it right.
Me: 'What about you Ir? You also know the number?'
Ir just held my hand and took me to the phone. And then pointed his finger to the numbers, 'this and this and this and this and this and this and this and this'. Eight digits, he can't mentioned the number but he knows the places to push.
It's a little strange for me, how Ir memorize it. But still I said, ' I'm proud of you guys. You can call Bapak anytime you want to. But... don't you want to call Ibu too?'
Together they said: 'No. I don't know your number'
Ooooo... I tought them to call their Bapak but forgot to tell how to call me!!

2 comments:

angie said...

That's a really great accomplishment for children so young. I love how they have different ways of learning, too.

Are You Serious! said...

That reminds me of how much I need to work with my twins so they can be ready for school. It was so much easier with my oldest...