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:
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.