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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Life Lessons

Teaching moments happen all the time. These moments help you to focus your parenting skills to impart truth and knowledge to your offspring. I love these snippets of time where I can really help my kids to learn something. Like, just the other day, I had to pause and teach Sam that, "just because that spot on the couch is bugging you, doesn't mean you can whip out the scissors and cut. it. out! Good glory, how old are you!" It was a tender moment.

This week I have realized that there are teaching opportunities all around us. Nana decided to teach Addie (the 6 year old) how to play Solitaire on her iphone. What a good life skill. I could overhear Addie saying, "now, do I need a black card next?" Oh yes, what wholesome knowledge she had gained. Just between you and me, Nana is addicted to Solitaire. At one point she thought she had carpel tunnel from playing so much. I thought about buying her those fancy orthopedic gloves, but I realized I would just be feeding her obsession.


My girls are teaching the twins to watch TV. We've discovered that they really like Clifford The Big Red Dog and Sponge Bob. Addie and Kellie are nice enough to perch them just right for optimal television viewing. Don't be jealous that we can't come to your house to pass on some of our wholesome life skills.

Life lessons are so vital. Solitaire and TV. Is there much more to learn? I think my kids are going to be waaay ahead of their peers. Hopefully at recess they pass along a little knowledge nugget to their friends. Black card, red card, numerical order.....

9 comments :

sturpin said...

that last picture is the cutest ever!
I'm not sure I'd see it in the Friend - but hey! Oh! I know, you could say they were watching General Conference!
Thanks for the laugh!

Becky Leland said...

I love this!!!

Straight Fancy said...

Wow the twins are getting big.

Penny said...

the last picture is sooo cute

Kristin said...

The picture w/the twins perched on your girls' legs is one I bet you'll never be able to get enough of! Too cute!

Tillia said...

that is so cute!

Tana said...

I love the laying on the legs to see the TV. PlaySkool is on this one!

Suburban Hippie said...

Love the pic of the babies watching TV

Queen Of The Castle said...

Oh, I want to love on those babies. They are so sweet. Also, I could use a solitare lesson - Im not so good.