Mental Stretching with a Two Year Old
“Booey, I want maggots flying.” My 2 yr. old granddaughter calls me Booey. I had no idea what she wanted. “I don’t know what you want, hon. I don’t understand.” “Booey, I want maggots flying.” OK this approach was not working. “I want to understand. Can you show me?” She picked up an object and said, “Like this, get big.” OHHH!!! You mean you want a magnifying glass?” “Maggots flying” she responded, nodding her head ‘yes.’ I personally think some flying maggots would have been more interesting! hahaha Sometimes ya just have to try new approaches until the right translation surfaces! It’s one of those cross-generational stretches that keeps our minds sharpened.