The girl in this photo has just about finished reading a 658-page book about HTML and CSS that she requested for Christmas.
She has completed all of the practice assignments and seems to understand it all.
I asked her at dinner this evening what was the most fun she had today.
She answered, “Learning CSS. And designing a clubhouse for the back yard.”
What a great age.
“climbing trees” photo © 2011 by Sophie Marie Creative. Used with permission.
Michelle DeRusha says
Oh my heavens, a 658-page book on HTML and CSS? I think I’d rather have a root canal! But really, kudos to your daughter! That is incredible that she is interested and well-versed in that technology at such a young age — that will serve her very well! And she climbs trees and builds clubhouses? A Renaissance woman! Tres cool.
BTW, I read all your posts on your memory project. I’m not joining up (read: wimpy), but I wanted to tell you I admire you!!
Never a dull moment with that girl. She jazzed up the rectangle around my note at the bottom with the color.
And I started Mega Memory Month because I was a wimp, too, but I wanted to give it the ol’ college try. I’ve rarely achieved my goals, but I did discover that it is infinitely easier to memorize a rhyming poem (I took on two Frost poems and got those down in no time) than a passage of Scripture like John 15, that has lots of similar statements. I’m finding John 15 tricky for that reason.
Your “mega” could be very simple, you know!
Caroline Starr Rose says
I don’t even know what to say other than amazing. When I was 13, all I could do on a computer was use the program in typing class.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Well, she burnt a bag of microwave popcorn this evening. So don’t be too impressed!
It’s nice to get to know you better.
Charity Singleton says
That 13-year-old of yours is amazing, and certainly does march to her own drum. (I recognize the hat from earlier this evening!)
I could learn a lot from a 13 year old.
That hat. Oh, my. That hat. That girl…what a life I live over here!
I did clean up pretty well for the concert, by the way. You might have been nervous when you caught me this afternoon. I was really focused on prepping for tomorrow and kind of in my own little zone. I forgot things like brushing my hair and putting on makeup.
I put myself together and didn’t embarrass anyone at the concert.
Thirteen does rock! And parents who encourage well-rounded thirteen year olds rock too! ~Jessica
Hazel I. Moon says
Thirteen, such a great age. She should be good at memorizing scripture too. Give her groups of scriptures to back up her faith in Jesus, rather than entire chapters at her age. I was 12 when I made a “vow” to read at least one chapter from the Bible each day. I read one from the Old and one from the New. When I got to Luke, I knew the Lord was speaking direct to me: From that time on, I always felt “anointed.”
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Thirteen? That’s impressive. Last week I went to the bookstore and sat down with about 4 different books on CSS. And left with just a headache! Maybe I should try again, or perhaps just leave it to this next generation!