Peter, speaking to Mom regarding his writing assignment: "Although I have a lot of energy, it's energy for my legs, not energy for my hands!"
So I have two children so far who aren't that fond of writing. :[ Well, I never really liked the copywork phase myself. In fact, one of the few times I got in trouble in grade school was when I asked my teacher if I HAD to do a copy page of cursive d's. So I suppose I empathize, maybe too much.
Peter IS fond of math, however. He spends his free time thinking about numbers quite often. It's amusing, and I wonder what he'll do with this interest if it continues as he gets older. Another conversation we had recently:
Peter: Are there 200 5's in 1000?
Mom (thinking for a moment, both about the answer and also about the fact she's pretty sure she never cared about such things as a 6 year-old -- or ever, for that matter): Um... yeah, I guess so.
Peter (smiling with pleasure): It would take a long time to count to 1000 by 5's!