Sam loves geography.
He's shown a great interest in street names, states, countries and where he and all his family members live. We even ordered two big maps for his new room - one US and one world map.
He knows that Papa and Grandma live in California by the beach and that Daddy's "brovers" live in California, too. He knows he lives and goes to school in Texas. Gram and Pops live in Texas, too, but he insists that Granny does not because she lives "in Briarmead" (her street). Sometimes he gets a little confused.
By the end of our trip this summer he knew all about Kansas and Oklahoma and if you ask him about it (though I recommend you don't) he will gladly tell you how upset he is that his cousin Claire mistakenly told him we did not drive through Oklahoma to get to her house in Kansas, because
did. She'll never live that one down.
On the way to Gram and Pops house yesterday, Sam heard someone say "North Texas" on a radio commerical. That let loose a whole new crop of questions which were a little hard to answer while driving. So we pulled out his US map placemat as soon as we got to Gram and Pops' and he and Pops sat down on the couch and figured it all out. They also talked about lots of other states and Pops pointed out all the places he'd been to. When Gram walked in the room, Sam shouted excitedly while twirling his hand all over the map, "Gram! Pops has beed to ALL these places!!" Yep. Pops certainly has "beed" to a lot of places.