Thursday, April 8, 2010

Parentation Part II

Parentation: noun. A misunderstanding between parent and child.

There is a commercial that plays on PBS that says, "Everyday moments can become teaching moments." I do believe that to be true. When Philosopher Child was tiny and would ask for milk, I would say, "Milk starts with the letter 'M.' M says 'mmm.' It starts words like 'mommy' and 'monster'..."

One day I realized Viking Toddler didn't know his animal sounds. I thought I could teach him this in the same way I taught Philosopher Child the letter "M."

"Can I have milk?" he said.

"Sure. Milk comes from..."

"Cows!"

"And cows say..."

"Moo!"

Pretty simple. He's down with the mooing. So I tried to dabble in letters.

"Can I have milk?"

"Sure. Milk starts with the letter..."

"Cow!"

Ok. We'll work on that.

5 comments:

TC said...

I'm new to reading your blog - it's spot on and makes me laugh every post! Glad I found you -Thanks!

Shelly said...

Very cute. I love little kids. Mine is now 15. He is smart, funny, and I love him dearly, but I will always wish he could have stayed 2 or 3 a little while longer. Enjoy these fun times while you can, because they will be gone in the blink of an eye!

Purple Cow said...

funny post. of course, happy are those who retain their children's way of looking at things.

Nicole said...

So cute! I love little kids (:

theVan said...

I stumbled about your blog, it's pretty funny. And it's a great idea with "the Mom-tionary" and the "new" words. I really like to read your blog!