Saturday, March 31, 2012

Half & Half

This morning over breakfast, Ben was discussing Beethoven.  One of the things that Ben knows about Beethoven is that he (Beethoven) was grumpy all the time.  (This is one of the factoids offered up in his classical music book; see this previous post.)  This morning Ben speculated that this might be because he (Beethoven) was deaf.  This led to a short discussion of whether being deaf makes him (Ben) grumpy, and the conclusion was that it doesn't.  I reminded him that Beethoven lived a long time ago, before hearing aids or cochlear implants were invented.  Ben thought about this for awhile, and then said, "Yeah, and for the rest of my life, we should call these [points to hearing equipment] my 'hearers', and they make me sorta half deaf, half non-deaf."

Here are some random pictures from the last few weeks:

Ben enjoying some premature spring weather in the Catskills

Ben and Grandma making a collage

The result
This morning at the library, Ben built a Grinch Cave out of soft blocks.

1 comment:

Elsie Hickey Wilson said...

Wonderful art work by Ben and his Grandma! Both very creative people!
Grammy Wilson