Every day, we carpool with Gabe's classmate, Addie. As we make the twenty minute drive and Carina bats her eyes at her (and Addie bats her eyes at Colin), she tells Gabe all about what she is teaching her younger brother, Charlie.
Charlie will be entering kindergarten next year with Ollie, so Charlie's education is a matter of pride for her. Now Gabe has started to take Ollie's preschool education very seriously. Last week after Addie informed Gabe that Charlie can count to ten in Chinese, he sat Ollie down for a oh-so-serious study session on the playroom couch.
For over half an hour, he patiently read to Ollie and had him repeat each and every word. Ollie complied with a smile and I am told that they covered 17 pages.
Filling me in the next day, after another intense tutorial, Gabe told me that the piano lesson didn't go as well and that Ollie "couldn't even get the hand positions right."
You gotta hand to the young teacher - at least he wants a well rounded pupil.