Today Jack and I decided to make Chocolate chip cookies. Originally Jack wanted to help really bad but when it came right down to it, he really just wanted me to do it all (which is fine with me) Having the help of a five year old makes any task much more difficult. He was however totally insistent that he be the one to actually place the cookie dough on the cookie sheet because as he put it, he wanted to "make a rhino" .
He carefully placed each ball of dough in what seemed to me to be a completely random pattern that I couldn't wait to rearrange once he wasn't looking. When he was done he said "there... a rhino." He was clearly very pleased with his work and walked away.
I almost started rearranging when I realized that I recognize the pattern. Its Orion! the constellation of stars! He was calling Orion, "Orino".
I was so impressed that he even knew about the constellation Orion and that he got the pattern pretty darn accurate. I took a picture of his Astronomical creation.
Later I had to look up Orion on the internet to see how far off he was. Here is the result:
I was AMAZED! I have said before that everyone thinks their kid is smart, but dang... This has to go beyond my motherly admiration. Unless of course, he was actually trying to create a Rhino after all, in which case, he probably needs special ed.