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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Corny Lesson

Abs made it through the first day in her new class. I was relieved but am very aware that she can be returned to the previous group if she doesn't conform to the standards. This is, of course, in spite of the fact that she has been placed based, partially, on her creativity. We want you to be creative while conforming?

Referring to the story of Abs and the table being called a desk, I am reminded of her sister, Em's, episode in preschool. Em was about 3 years old and her conversation with the little boy sitting beside her at the lunch table went something like this:
Boy: "This is corn."
Em: "No, it's green beans."."
Boy: "No, it is corn."
Em: "Nope. Green beans."
Boy: "IT IS CORN!"
Em: "Nope. It's green beans."
Boy: Now crying and getting increasingly upset, "IT IS CORN! IT IS CORN!"
Em: Quietly, with a smile, "Okay, it is corn."

Em learned the power of words early. The little boy knew he was right and wasn't swayed by rejection of the obvious. Both were good lessons.

3 comments:

  1. Is EM learning to do the usual "Tease," which comes so easily to the family? I'm probably most guilty of that.

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  2. Ahhh, kids.
    They have their own way of learning things.
    By the way, I am going to link your blog to mine, if you don't mind. Thanks for linking me, too.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Thanks for the comment, ZJ.

    I am honored that you have linked me to your blog. I have been enjoying "The Sreisaat Adventures in Cambodia" for a while now. I am green with envy of your experiences. Happy Thanksgiving!
    (http://sreisaat.blogspot.com/)

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