Lest anyone start to think I only have one child, I'll brag for a minute on the other two...so here's my tribute to Eli, the amazing, extraordinary, and always precocious, Mr. E! Just last week he 'graduated from kindergarten. It was a long time coming. Two weeks into the school year, he informed us that, "I can read, I can do math, I can do science. What am I going to do for the rest of the year?" Mrs. Briggs kept him busy, he made lots of new friends, loved p.e. and computers, and music, and informed us that, "Now I'm in first grade I can learn even more facts than ever!" I hope we can keep up with his brain, which is constantly turning and spinning in all directions. Just this morning he asked me if I knew the difference between personal, and personnel, then proceeded to tell me that "personal is something for only you, like a secret code or message on your Nintendo DS. Personnel are the people who work for you when you grow up and have your own company." Not too many 6 year olds on my block are worrying about who will work for them when they become the next Bill Gates, but it's just the way his mind works. This morning we were in line at the zoo. It was a long line. "Hey, Mom" he says, "I'm now going to share an interpretive dance to "I've Been Working on the Railroad." Don't laugh too hard...he saw it on a tv show, memorized all the moves, and entertained everyone in line! It was a crack up! I surprised people didn't start passing a hat around! You just never know what he's going to come up with next, but it's always funny, always inventive, and never dull! He is, after all, the amazing Mr. E!