Love the Literal – DoWoo #62/365

We were spending some family time together last evening when Greg piped up…. “When you have 2 roads to choose from, you should take the one on the right….because it is the ‘right’ road.”  One of the things I love about our kid is how literal he is.  It makes for some interesting conversations.

StoryI recall when he was about 2-1/2 or 3. We were walking down our block. He had picked up a stick and was doing what boys typically do, dragging it, banging it, swinging it…and it broke in 1/2.   He was distraught!

I took his stick and said let’s make this fun. My motto is to make learning fun and everything can be an opportunity to learn.

I broke each 1/2 stick into 1/2 again leaving 4 fairly equally sized pieces.  I lined them up and said, “OK – Greg, let’s count them.”  He counted them while pointing to them “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8” and looked up at me.  He had counted them both ways – therefore twice. I said “You counted them twice Greg. Only count them once.”  He looked down at the sticks and said “1” and looked back up at me with an expectant smile.

Who is teaching whom here?

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