Monday, March 28, 2011

An after thought...

Just wanted to mention something we're doing w/ Chaps that some of you fellow moms (don't think any dads read this...) might be interested in...

By no means am I claiming that this is some brilliant and/or original idea, it's pretty ridiculous, actually.

So... Reed started practicing introductions w/ Chappell about two weeks ago. He just wanted to teach her how to say hello politely, no big deal.
Reed would say "hello," etc., they shake hands and then she says, "Hello, my name is Chappell Williams, and I'm from Montgomery, Alabama. It's nice to meet you."

No big deal, right? I mean, everyone needs to know their name and where they are from.
But the more I watched them have this little exchange it sort of dawned on me-- why haven't I been driving home this simple, yet pertinent information sooner?
Of course she knows her name... but where she's from, etc., etc.... the list could go on.

God forbid she was ever kidnapped or lost, this is all information she would need to know.
Until last week, she had no clue what city she lived in. We spend hours working on shapes, numbers, letters-- all of the "obvious" stuff... but somehow managed to overlook something so important?

Anywho... I'm stepping down from my soapbox, but it's just some food for thought.

So, I just decided in the shower that we are going to build on this.
Phone number's next...
If she can spell M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E, I think she can learn a few numbers...

Am I psycho? Possibly.

Peace folks.

PS... this picture was taken on Chappell's changing table... the room was almost black, with just a tiny bit of light peeking through (homemade) blackout shades... I just liked the way the light hit her eyes and how sweet and sleepy she was :)


Family Snodgrass said...

Excellent idea! We are going to work on this!

Mary Louis Quinn said...

I think that's VERY impressive that she knows that, and it's also a great idea. We're just trying to get down C's last name at this point. :)

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