Tyler's been sick for the past two days. He's come back and he's cooking with gas. Here's an update.
While walking back from getting the colored pencils, he called out, "Hey, Ms. Finn. Did you know Irish people used to walk like this?" Then he demonstrated by high stepping around the classroom, doing an occasional high kick for emphasis.
Me: Really? They walked like that?
Ty: Yeah. I know about it cause I'm part Irish.
Later on he was telling me about his dreams.
Ty: I can fly and have super strength. I lift up body weights.
Me: Body weights?
Ty: Yeah. I lift up body weights to get stronger in my dreams.
While drawing a picture to illustrate the steps of playing ball (with me, apparently) I asked him why he had colored himself in wearing all black.
Ty: I usually wear black pants and a black shirt cause I like to match.
Cadin (his brother) chimes in from the library. "No, Tyler. It's cause Mumma wants you to match. She's teaching him about matching."
Ty: Yeah. That's right. I don't care about matching. I'd just wear anything.
Me: Hey buddy, I really like this drawing you've made here.
Tyler: I got an idea, Ms. Finn! You could collect it!