Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Memory Girl

You know how just about every single blog that has ads on it currently has an ad for "The New Serbia - A Model for Democracy" or whatever?

Ann (3 and a half) was sitting at the table and saw the laptop open to a page showing that ad. She turned to me and said "Oh, that's Kazik."

I said, "Who?"

"You know, Kazik. Saba's friend. The fixing man. From the complex. He made the bookshelves, Mommy."

It dawned on me that she was referring to Kazik, the Polish guy who works across the street from my father's store, who built and installed our bookshelves last month. Actually, the Serbian guy really kind of does look like Kazik, albeit with darker hair (hey, it is a black and white photo).

Nothing gets past Ann. Her visual memory has proven itself to be pretty astounding. Last week she recognized a package of Ensure protein drinks at the pharmacy as "what Zeida used to have" although he passed away last March. Who knows - Raggedydad's father did have a photographic memory.

Sometimes kids are amazing.

Some bloggers have pretty solid memories, too. Jack, for one, is a blogger who tends to a)remember a lot of interesting, albeit random information and b)link back to it later on for those of us who forget to read it the first time around! Happy Jack Day!

9 comments:

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

That is amazing and touching.

LittleBirdies said...

wait until she starts quoting you on something you said a year ago.

orieyenta said...

That's very cool...should make school very interesting for her!

kasamba said...

She really is amazing!

Baleboosteh said...

Kids are like giant sponges, just waiting to soak up information.

I must say, I agree with littlebirdies about quoting you on something you said a year ago...boy that can really come back to haunt you! lol!

Jack's Shack said...

Thanks for the link, I appreciate it.

RaggedyMom said...

Commenters, you guys have some of the smartest kids around yourselves!!

SWFM - Thanks!

LittleBirdies - I know what you mean - it's already happening and it's pretty amazing!

Oriyenta - Thanks! I hope so!

Kasamba - Thanks!

Baleboosteh - They sure are

Jack - Anytime

medicalmystery said...

you are raising amazing kids - seriously! this is a classic nature vs nurture situation - is it the raggedyparents genious genes or superb parenting skills - question for the ages

RaggedyMom said...

MM - You're back, and I'm feeling the love!