The Mind of Jack

One of the joys of having a houseful of boys is watching them grow and develop their own styles and personalities. Occasionally they drop clues as to what they are thinking enough that you can almost see the gears in their minds turning.  Jack has done this a few times lately. He is very much enjoying math, so much so that I have to force him to stop so we can move on to other subjects. In his free time I find him playing with numbers, counting his money, and sorting out other puzzles. He happily told me he has figured out that if he does Einy-Meany-Miny-Moe with just two people that he will win if he starts with himself. While playing in the snow today he quickly set to work on a project–building a wall at the bottom of the slide to bust through on the way down, using his hand to chop the blocks of snow out of a big pile. Cards and games of all types hold his attention well and he works and plans “strategies” with Isaac and Stephen on a great number of matters. Currently they are all trying to crack the password to Adam’s and my phones, watching carefully whenever we enter it.  I may have to change mine soon. Jack has already figured out 3 out of 4 numbers.


About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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One Response to The Mind of Jack

  1. After reading this, Jack’s grandfather Pap said it was too bad that we did not live closer so Jack could work with him and take over his construction business one day, that a mind that problem solved that way was just what he needed. I told Jack what his Pap said and he responded, “Well, I already have my tape measurer.” (A gift from Pap after the last visit when Jack went to work with him for a day.)

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