When my oldest daughter was in kindergarten in Catholic school, we had visit the teacher night....When we walked in, her teacher told my husband and I that she knew all about us....It seems that every Friday, for "show and tell", my daughter would talk about what went on in the house...I almost died, until her teacher told us that all the stories were funny....I never did believe that teacher
.......DON'T GO THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT GOALS.........
A young college co-ed came running in tears to her father. "Dad, you gave me some terrible financial advice!"
"I did? What did I tell you?" said the dad.
"You told me to put my money in that big bank, and now that big bank is in trouble."
"What are you talking about? That's one of the largest banks in the state," he said. "there must be some mistake."
"I don't think so," she sniffed. "They just returned one of my checks with a note saying, 'Insufficient Funds'."
I really enjoyed reading some of these stories again. I love some of the things kids say, they are so funny and cute. My little girl isn't so little anymore, so the innocence isn't there so much.
Save the Earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!
OK, I got one too. My cousin is being taught both English and Vietnamese as he grows up; he is now five. I should tell you that the Vietnamese don't consider being fat such a bad thing -- unhealthy to be sure but a sign of prosperity. The English word "fat" carries different connotations including laziness, gluttony, lack of self-control. Thus in English various other words like "overweight" or "stout" and so on are substituted.
So my cousin looks at me and says, "Why are you so fat?" I answer, "Why are you so short?" He smiles and walks up to me and shakes hands (American style).
I suspect the charm in that is going to be missed by most non-Vietnamese. It has to do with the hypocrisy seen in Americans of being rude with polite words.
Don't trust too much, don't need too much, don't Love too much. Because that too much will hurt you so much.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:08 AM
Kids really are so much more intuitive than we credit them for sometimes. In regards to the original post, my personal take on parenting, I'd rather teach and *show* my children that they're 'capable', versus 'special'. Kids are little human beings with a lot to say, and I think it's unfortunate we so often, and often unintentionally, disregard or dismiss what our children have to tell us. This post just goes to show, where are you going to find a more honest truth? There's no black and white way to raise a child, but when I have mine, I'm going to seize chances to answer questions for my child and ask my own, and let them know their thoughts and feelings are valid. I hope that through people having care and empathy for them, they'll have care and empathy for other people.
American with an accent, Christian with a tat, sociopath with a heart, child with no mother, Lover with no Lover, confidently doubting, amused but not laughing, woman but child, feisty yet caring, sweet when not bitter.