Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Simple View


Today, a non-CNN moment of instruction and provocative thought from the minority class of Young Children that are never granted air time.

Boy Twin wants the practical things of life to make better sense. And so from him comes this observation:

“Why do we say ‘Febuary’ and ‘Wensday’ and then spell them as ‘feb-roo-airy” and “wed-nez-day’? It’s just not right!”

….


Then Twin Girl leaves a big envelope addressed to Hub stuck in our door. Inside is a carefully drawn chart on a large piece of red construction paper. This is what it says:

CHORE CHART

I was nice to my neighbors.
I was nice to my dogs.
I called my neighbors to come for a walk.
I didn’t bother my neighbors.

[And at the bottom] TOTAL CHECKS: ______ (for each day)

Hub and I laugh. What a delightful task list?

______
As adults we are quite unaware of the nonsense things that frustrate children to an extent equal to that of adults. Things like the spelling outcry above that leaves Boy Twin wondering, ‘What is this world coming to?’

…but yet, on a lighter note, without academia, Girl Twin has the instructional wisdom to know how to make a dreary day so much better.

As for me, I’d like to stay and chat, but Hub and I have chores to do.

4 comments:

Matty said...

Roberta,
Kids make life so worth-while. They remind us to not be so serious and enjoy.
Today, Granddaughter brought me home a star she made in Art. In the center is my name and each point of the star is a reason she wants to be just like me when she gets older.
Now that's a reason to keep on trucking!

Roberta S said...

Yes, matty. Hub and I couldn't agree more. Pleased to hear you were given such a wonderful Star of Honor and Love, of course.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I just don't think we're allowed to be children long enough. What do you think....at least to 40 or so? Besides, everyone knows they're the really sage ones.

Roberta S said...

Yes, joy, I agree. Childhood was short when I was a child but it is certainly much shorter now with so much pressure on little ones to deal with far too many complexities of life much, much too soon.