Friday, November 20, 2009

So much for talking down to him....

Ben's new obsession is the clock tower on the college campus where Neil and I teach. Yesterday I indulged him in a quick clock tower drive-by on our way home from daycare. Here is a tidbit from our dinner conversation, in which Ben recounted this experience to his father:

Ben: We did not hear the bells.
Neil: You're right. Sometimes the bells don't ring for a long time. You would have to wait a long time to hear them.
Ben: They ring every hour, and only once on the half-hour.

7 comments:

leah said...

He's an observant little fellow, isn't he? Wow!

I love clock towers- we live too far out from the city to hear them most of the time, but we get to hear the church bells ring at noon on Thursdays. Consequently, Nolan things ringing bells indicate the day of the week (Thursday) rather than time. Perhaps we need to get into the city more often!

leah said...

I should explain the Thursday thing - we go into the city for preschool every Thursday).

rouchi said...

hey that is real good hearing and observation. great work!

Melanie said...

Love it!

crazymamaof3 said...

He is too funny! I can totally imagine that conversation..Oh, and thanks for the kind words when my mother was sick. Very sweet of you!

susannah said...

i love that he is so observant! (besides learning multiple languages!! ;))

also- thanks for the feedback on my post. it actually WAS helpful. i am working on a bunch of stuff at once for papyrus, so i need insight from the outside sometimes.

Melanie said...

Hey Julia- Depending on the weather, it would be fun to meet you in Madison. Send me an email: melribich at hotmail dot com.