So I noticed recently that while nobody really seems interested in my posts about abstract computing theories, it is always a hit when I tell funny stories about Will.
Joie has been diligently teaching Will his numbers and his alphabet, but his progress is slow. Every once in a while he casually takes an interest in the games that we try to encourage and one of his favorite questions for us is, "What number starts with 'car'?"
A few days ago on the return trip from the bazaar we found ourselves about to start walking up Mullingar Hill, a long steep winding climb at the near end of our bazaar. The hill is quite steep and we frequently see drivers stop to let traffic pass and then need to roar their engine like a jet to get moving again. Guys on motorcycles sometimes have to make a few of their friends get off and walk up the hill. Will looked up at the coming climb with an air of weary discouragement. "I'm not gonna like this... upping thing," he said, all the more pathetic for being unable to come up with the word "hill".
That's my boy.