24 April 2009

Domino Art



Josh recognizes a few Chinese characters now and can write simple ones. He delights in writing what he thinks are Chinese characters and then he'd ask me what he had written.

Anyway, Josh must have been on creative overdrive yesterday, because after he finished his map-not-a-drawing, he busied himself with stacking dominoes and trying to make "buildings" with them. Zoë was sprawled on the floor next to him trying to "help" and Josh was letting her. All was peaceful.

I went back to copying down recipes. Okay, I could've printed them out, I know; but I had this notebook full of recipes that I'd jotted down and highlighted with markers and all, you see... and I didn't want to vary the format. Yes, I'm anal that way.

Then Josh called excitedly and wanted me to look at something. He had made the Chinese character for SKY with dominoes!

"Take a picture, Mommy! Take a picture." So, here you have it. Good thing, too, that I managed to take a photo of it, because no sooner had the camera clicked when Zoë tried to help by adding more tiles and Josh, protecting his turf, tried to hold her off. They tussled. The sky fell. And Zoë ran away with some of the tiles.

6 COMMENTS:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, wow, how cool is that! And I am totally typing this while the Tongginator plays with her dominoes... only she's no where near able to do this at this moment in time.

Lindy said...

That's amazing to me....that character means sky. What a beautiful language.

Veronica Lee said...

I'm ashamed to say both my boys can't write or read Chinese even though we are Chinese.

Momma Snail said...

I absolutely adore your blog! I am following you from MBC. Josh is super smart with is domino sky. So cute!

klynch said...

that is too ute and amazing !!! good job josh!

Opus #6 said...

Very cute!

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