I talked to my oldest grand daughter on the phone today. She's four. She had a new haircut, and she was excited about that. I asked her about school and she began to relate a story about a little boy that she didn't like so much because he wouldn't stop chasing her at recess, and "she had to run faster than she wanted to", and he did it for all the recess.
I said, "You know what though? I wouldn't run. I would not run and I would tell him to quit chasing me."
Her mom said, "Tell grandma what you did."
And all by herself, she had figured it out. If a four year old girl does not run, four year old boys don't waste time chasing them.
"Good job!" I said. "Hooray for you!"
She's quite a confident little pipper pot.
I love the way four year old brains work. Maybe they should be in charge.ReplyDelete
Roosters on the farm play the same game. If a kid runs the rooster will chase him all day.ReplyDelete
Excellent critical thinking skills. She'll do well.ReplyDelete
Oh yay! You have a very akamai (Hawaiian for smart) granddaughter.ReplyDelete
She has worked out that most small boys are not as smart as small girls.ReplyDelete
Good for her.....should go far!Delete
It is much the same with dogs and cats......if the cat doesn't run, the dog won't chase!ReplyDelete
Going to school teaches lots of life skills, doesn't it?!ReplyDelete
One of those life lessons she learned early on!ReplyDelete
Maybe that will work with our former president - maybe if we ignore him he will go away or stop running!?!!ReplyDelete
They don’t know what to do when they catch you.ReplyDelete