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.
I 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.