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Totally Off-Topic but FUNNY

October 12th, 2006 at 09:53 pm

& now for something light and cute...

Ah, I have a good story today. Dh has been teaching my 3-year-old about planets and all that using a toy monkey as the earth and something else as the sun - a ball or something. For some reason we live on the butt of the monkey in all of his analogies. My son is at the "why? why? why?" stage and sometimes a visual makes more sense. Not that we expect him to really get it.

Anyway, hubby just informed me that today my son asked if we REALLY live on a monkey butt. LOL!!!!

The funniest thing is he was asking me just the other day something about the sun and I Went to the monkey analogy and he said, "mom - we don't really live on a monkey." LOL. It was like he was scolding me for getting it all wrong.

Apparently since then we have majorly confused him.

Poor kid.

I remember all the things that really confused me as a kid and the weird things I thought and I really try to keep that top of my mind when I say things to the kids. But frankly, there is no way to know what they are thinking sometimes. Though this may be kind of an obvious one - a way to really confuse your toddler!

& yeah, I find it frustrating all this "why?" stuff. I really try to answer in terms best he can understand for the first 50 whys, but after that I start to burn out. Inevitably you have to end the conversation with "I don't know" or because "that's the way it is." With the more science-y stuff I always end with "go ask your dad." LOL.

5 Responses to “Totally Off-Topic but FUNNY”

  1. Bookie Says:

    You remind me of my childhood perplexity over a saying, "Friends in need are friends indeed."

    Could not fathom why one would want needy friends. Wink

  2. pjmama Says:

    eh. just dont let your husband tell him pluto's a planet... Smile

  3. princessperky Says:

    Try 'why do you think' by the time my kids were done with their made up explination they had forgotten what they were trying to explain and I was off the hook...

    Also when DS asks a question for the 5 billionth time I tell him if he wants to memorize my statement he should, but I am tired of repeating it..and if he doesn't understand, me saying it again wont help. generally moves him on to a new topic.

    Oh and books, 'lets read and find out science' has lots of science broken down relaly easy, not neccessarily enough for a 3 year old, but closer than most books come. (though the planet one does still say pluto is a planet...)

  4. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Kids are an endless source of entertainment with the stuff they come up with!!!Big Grin

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