May 12, 2010

Here's the Thing: "What do you think you're DOING?"

Please read the title through clenched teeth and with a major amount of frustration. Okay. Now. Since we're gonna talk about kids, forget the cigarette in this clip. Okay. If you're a Mama or Daddy of little kids and you have just told one to please go pick up the toys or put away the crayons or to go to the kitchen and get a cup out of the fridge- any task that should only take a few minutes- let's say that your child seems to be taking longer time than necessary. Here's the thing. Your child may not be be playing the "air flute, sax, or percussion", but he may be side-tracked by a dozen other compelling imaginative songs or games. Imagination calls and he feels compelled to answer the call. It's just the way it is. The problem is that it's easy to get side-tracked and forget the task at hand. The hope is that the dear child will soon learn to put playing aside awhile so the task gets completed well... but may he never grow too old to play!

Tab also posted this video on her blog and since I had pre-written this for later, I thought I'd go ahead and "just post it" in ageement with Tab!