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Fox's Secret Nickname + How He Lives Up to It (Plus Patriotic Slime!) - The February Fox
Within a few hours of my son’s birth, he earned the nickname “Goo.” His little circular turned up nose, scrunched eyes, and wrinkly forehead made him a dead-ringer for Mr. Magoo, shorten that to Goo and you’ve got a lifelong nickname. I may refer to him as Fox here, but 90% of the time I’m getting his attention with his nickname. And let me tell you… he sure lives up to it. I’ve mentioned before in previous posts that I frequently encourage Fox to get messy. It takes a lot of patience (and a lot of cleaning up), but all in all, I see him learning and expanding his creativity each time he dips a paintbrush into paint or makes piles of rice in a sensory bin. Fox’s school seems to rotate slime, oobleck, and rice bins on the regular — experimenting with textures and themes. Most recently he dug into a bin of oats while looking for bugs with a magnifying glass and a few days before that he navigated a boat through ducks and frogs in the blue pond oobleck. Fun! Today we worked on a project in preparation for Memorial Day weekend that was a bit of …