…then you are quite familiar with “the look.
It’s no longer the oblivious, “Gee, climbing on top of the couch is such fun!” expression. At least that one carried pure ignorance to the actual danger or unlawfulness of the behavior.
No, this “look” is a new level of testing, of pushing boundaries of which he is well aware.
I love a good story. But making them up on the spot doesn’t come naturally to me. I dread when my child asks “tell me a story.”
She usually asks when I feel least creative – driving to school, waiting in the doctor’s office, or sitting in her bed in the middle of the night after a nightmare or an upset stomach.
If you have ever had a small child living in your home, chances are there are several Dr. Seuss books lying around. He is, after all, the best-selling children’s author of all time.
Did you ever notice, though, that there are two different types Dr.
At our house no one is ever hungry, they are “staaarving!” No one is ever tired, they are “exhaaaausted!”
That’s how we roll. To just say things straight would be “sooo incredibly booooring!”
And we are not just prone to hyperbole either, we like all types of colorful language, especially idioms.
Watching your child develop language skills is definitely one of the great joys of parenting. My five year old is picking up big, grown-up words every day, and it is fun watching her figure out how to use them.
But, as with any new skill your child obtains, there are definitely drawbacks.
I pulled out a pad of paper to jot down a few ideas for my blog post, and the toddler to my right (my son Emmett’s friend) inquired, “Mommy write?”
Impressed with her command of the word “write,” I joyfully responded, “Yes.